Detectives obtain medical records, surveillance in Manziel case

Detectives obtain medical records, surveillance in Manziel case

DALLAS, TX (WOIO) - The Dallas Police Department have provided an update on the domestic violence case involving Johnny Manziel and his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley.

According to police reports, Crowley stated Manziel attacked her in a Dallas hotel, hitting her so hard she lost hearing. Police are still vetting that claim, but say they do have Crowley's medical records.

The department released the following statement:

"On February 5, 2016, Dallas Police Department detectives began investigating a complain of a domestic violence assault that occurred in Dallas on January 30, 2016, in which Jonathan Manziel was the listed suspect. Up to this point in the investigation, detectives have continued communicating with the complainant, interview with witnesses, received medical records from the complainant, and obtained video from surveillance cameras. Detectives are continuing with their efforts to fully investigate the facts in this case. As this remains an on going investigation, no details of the investigation will be released at this time. We would like to finish the investigation as soon as possible, but detectives work around the victim's and witnesses' schedules which can sometimes delay the process. As of today, there as has been no determination as to what type of charge, if any, will be filed against Mr. Manziel. Updates to this care will be made as information becomes available."

Police say they haven't spoken to Manziel yet.

Dallas defense attorney Scott Palmer says Manziel wouldn't talk to police if he was his client.

"Lawyers do the speaking for the client. The interview with the detective never goes as planned," Palmer explained.

Palmer says if Manziel is charged with misdemeanor assault, he could face a year in Dallas County jail. However, Palmer says Crowley's ear injury could change the outcome.

"This could be upgraded to a felony, based on exactly what happens to her body," said Palmer.

The Browns are expected to cut Manziel in March.

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