Friday, October 30, 2009

State trooper, under investigation for use of excessive force, resigns

The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that State Trooper Arturo Perez received a preliminary notice of discharge for an incident that occurred on the Dallas North Tollway on October 10 of this year.

According to the department's press release, Trooper Perez' in-car video shows that he used excessive force during an arrest on the tollway. Texas Rangers will present the results of their investigation to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office.

The use of excessive force could result in a criminal charge of official oppression.

Trooper Perez resigned before the termination could be completed.

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