What can be done in a criminal mischief case where police said it is a civil matter

Asked over 2 years ago - Dallas, TX

a former roommate from hell moved out on 5/1/12. we had a major argument on 4/29 so it was good for him to leave. Just 3 days ago, he texted me and a major argument ensued. things got really nasty. I even called someone he knew and let him know about rotten things this roommate said about his family. Just a few hrs ago, a brick came smashing threw my window. Immediately, I ran outside, and saw him running down the block. I chased him all the way to his house (his new residence just a few blocks away). I called police and they gave me a report #. but they said since he just recently moved out, this is a civil matter and they can do nothing. the brick damaged property inside the house and almost hit my cat. they refused to talk to him or investigate at all

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  1. Veronica Imelda Legarreta

    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . This is not a civil matter it is a criminal matter. Try talking to the officer's supervisor or the District Attorney's office.

    Veronica I. Legarreta Legarreta & Owen, LLP 613 E. Ashby Place Suite 2 San Antonio, Texas 78212 210-532-... more

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