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Houston Police Officer Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

HOUSTON, TEXAS, September 14, 2023 – Senior Police Officer Phillip Marquez, Jr., 38, of the Houston Police Department was arrested on Thursday for driving while intoxicated. Following the arrest, he was booked into the Harris County Jail.

Marquez, Jr., who has been serving in the Training Division, joined the force in June 2008. In light of the recent events, he has been relieved of duty. The case has prompted an internal investigation spearheaded by the department’s Internal Affairs Division to look into the matter comprehensively.

Further details about the incident that led to his arrest have not been released. It remains a developing situation as the internal investigation is ongoing, and it is essential for all pertinent facts to be thoroughly examined. The Houston Police Department emphasizes its commitment to accountability and maintains that the investigation will be conducted with the utmost diligence.

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