121 W. Broadway St.Prosper, TX 75078
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Celso Martinez, 972-623-8836
April 24, 2012
Statement of Prosper Police regarding events of 4/23/12
PROSPER (April 24, 2012) Officers of the Prosper Police Department responded to a call from a residence at 1200 NorthPreston Road in Prosper at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012 for a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival,the responding officers received a complaint from Mr. Deion Sanders, 44, a resident of the address, regarding an allegedassault carried out by Mrs. Pilar Sanders, 38, also a resident of the address. The complaint also alleged that a secondperpetrator was involved in the alleged assault, Ms. Dianna Boswell, 38, a resident of McKinney.Following a preliminary investigation at the scene, responding officers deemed it prudent to detain Mrs. Sanders, andplaced her in custody, remanding her to the Collin County Detention Facility in McKinney, charged with a Class C SimpleAssault, a misdemeanor.Further investigation of the circumstances prompted the responding officers to cite Mr. Deion Sanders and Ms. DiannaBoswell with Class C Simple Assault. The misdemeanor charge does not generally rise to the level of detention,however, the on-scene investigating officers, based on their experience, judgment and understanding of the immediatesituation, made the decision to remand Mrs. Sanders to the Detention Facility.The investigation into this incident is continuing.There has been a contention that Mrs. Sanders requested a protective order from the Prosper Police Department sometime prior to this incident. Mrs. Sanders did visit the Police Dept., and her conversation with the responding officer isconfidential. However, in an effort to clarify the issue, a protective order is granted by a Court of Law and theapplication for an order must be from the victim or the prosecuting attorney acting on behalf of the victim. The policedepartment does not issue a protective order.
The Police Dept.’s practice
is to direct the individual to the prosecutingattorney for assistance in making the application to the Court that has jurisdiction. In emergency situations where therehas been an arrest, an application for an emergency protective order can be completed, but is only good temporarily inorder to give the victim time to seek a regular protective order.
The Media Report on this incident is attached.
ABOUT THE TOWN OF PROSPER
The Town of Prosper is a fast-growing suburb with small town charm, located 30 miles north of Dallas at thecrossroads of U.S. 380, Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway in Collin and Denton Counties. Prosper sits on 27 square miles and is home tomore than 12,000 people. A home-rule municipality, governed by a council-manager form of government, the town has full-time fire and policedepartments, including its own dispatch service. As the Town grows to its projected build-out population of 90,000
residents, Prosper’s vision is toremain a “Place Where Everyone Matters.”