Dallas Texas Police Department
|Dates of Service||April 2013 - March 16, 2023|
|Last Known Status||Terminated|
Rozell was off-duty and driving with a woman in his car when she tried to leave. Rozell handcuffed the woman and refused to release her until they arrived at her home. After Rozell removed the handcuffs, the woman slapped him twice, and Rozell responded by pushing her down into a bush and restricting her ability to breathe.
On April 24, 2020, Rozell was arrested and charged with assault by strangulation and unlawful restraint.
On April 24, 2020, Rozell was placed on administrative leave.
The woman chose not to proceed with the criminal case.
The internal investigation led to several supervisors recommending that Rozell be fired. Rozell was suspended for 30 days.
A grand jury declined to indict Rozell for assault.
2022 Disorderly Conduct
On July 23, 2022, Rozell got into a "heated argument" with another man before retrieving a rifle from his car and "displaying the rifle" to the other man. A witness called the police.
Rozell was charged with disorderly conduct by displaying a firearm in public.
Rozell was placed on administrative leave.
Rozell pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct.
Rozell was sentenced to three months of deferred-adjudication probation.
On March 16, 2023, Rozell was fired.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Jamie Landers, Dallas officer arrested after Lancaster police say he brandished AR-15-style rifle, Dallas Morning News, 2022-07-23
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Kelli Smith, Fired Dallas cop was up for termination before, but got suspension instead, records show, Dallas Morning News, 2023-03-17
- ↑ John Rozell L, Police Officer, City of Dallas, govSalaries
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Catherine Marfin, Dallas police officer arrested, charged with assault by strangulation, Dallas Morning News, 2020-04-24
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