SAN ANTONIO, TX –– Back in 2019, San Antonio Police Department Detective Daniel Pue was terminated after being charged with family violence. In an effort to overturn the termination, Pue blamed his cousin – who also happened to be his mistress – for the incident.
In January of 2019, Pue's mistress showed up at his home on the west side of the city. According to neighbors and witnesses, Pue repeatedly punched and slapped the woman in the front yard of the house.
When Bexar County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene they observed the victim had visible injuries to her face –– including blood coming out of a swollen nose. She would later claim the injuries were a result of the Pue's front door hitting her in the face.
During the arbitration hearings, Pue argued his cousin/mistress wanted to ruin his law enforcement career when she showed up at his home.
According to Pue, he didn't know he was related to the victim as they did not grow up together. The couple discovered the family ties after some time.
In July of 2019, Pue was suspended indefinitely from the department for allegations that he broke department rules regarding the truthfulness of members, responsibility to serve the public, use of intoxicants, and waste or conversion of city equipment.
Pue was subsequently fired even after the family violence charges were dismissed. He was required to take an anger management course months after the incident as a condition to drop the charges.