Chris Beard arrest: District Attorney Jose Garza announces update to case
Chris Beard learned on Wednesday that the domestic violence charge against the former Texas men’s basketball coach was dropped, according to announcement from Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza.
“Our office takes all domestic abuse cases seriously to ensure justice for the victims,” Garza said, per Fox 7. “In every case, we are obligated to evaluate the facts and evidence and do our best to reach an outcome that will keep the victim and our community safe.”
Garza said that the DA’s office concluded after a review of the evidence, recent public statements, and the victim’s wishes, that the felony offense cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The motion to dismiss the case was filed on Wednesday.
Beard was fired at Texas in early January after his December arrest for domestic violence. Texas legal affairs considered Beard unfit to be the program’s head coach, regardless of any further developments in the legal case.
The details of the case were that officers responded to a 911 “disturbance-urgent” call at 2:07 a.m. and Beard was arrested at 4:18 a.m. and charged with assault on a family/household member. He was booked on a third-degree felony.