Grand Prairie officer resigns after Dallas police say he pulled gun on driver who picked him up at bar
A former Grand Prairie police officer is charged with grievous bodily harm with a lethal weapon after Dallas police alleged he pulled a gun on an Uber driver last month.
Matthew Michael Huber(Dallas County Sheriff’s Department)
Matthew Michael Huber, 31, resigned from the Grand Prairie division Thursday, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported.
According to an affidavit on the arrest warrant, the driver picked up Huber on December 12 at around 1:30 a.m. in front of Bottled Blonde, a bar north of Deep Ellum.
During the drive, Huber asked the driver where he was from and began to speak Arabic, according to the affidavit. The driver told the police that he was offended and asked Huber to calm down or get out of his SUV.
At this point, Huber pulled out a Glock pistol and pointed it at the driver’s head, the affidavit said. The driver picked up the gun and got out of the vehicle, threw the gun on the ground and called to an off duty officer working nearby.
Huber ran under oath, but the officer took him into custody about a block away and noticed that his eyes were bloodshot and his breath smelled of alcohol.
The pistol, which was not Huber’s service weapon, was confiscated as evidence.
Huber was admitted to Dallas County Jail and has since placed a $ 18,000 bond on loan.
The Grand Prairie Division took Huber on administrative leave on the same day as his arrest.
Police said Huber resigned Thursday just before a disciplinary hearing was scheduled.
He had been in the department since 2017 and had no disciplinary history.
Police Chief Daniel Scesney said in a written statement that he expects his on-duty or off-duty staff to “behave in a manner that reflects the high level of trust that the public we serve have in us.” Any contrary behavior will not be tolerated, he said.
Huber’s lawyer could not be reached immediately for comment.
Bottled Blonde, which has been warned by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for violating coronavirus protocols, was able to stay open during the pandemic as it operates as a pizzeria.