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Temple PD fires officers in excessive force case (TX)

As Bell County’s “right fighting” prosecution of C.J. Grisham concluded, the Temple Police Department has announced action in another alleged excessive force case involving two police officers accused of breaking 15-year-old Lorenzo Martinez’s collar bone. Martinez’s account of his May 18 police encounter sounds as that of a young person, a minor, in the wrong Keep Reading…

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Bell County releases Temple PD dashcam video in Grisham arrest (TX)

A day after sentencing in the C.J. Grisham case, Bell County has released the police dashcam video of Grisham’s March 16 arrest by Temple Police Officer Steve Ermis. This move also comes 23 days after the Texas Attorney General’s Office issued what appeared as a ruling that Bell County release both the police dashcam video Keep Reading…

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Guilty verdict brings Grisham $2,000 fine (TX)

With a guilty verdict on Tuesday, punishment of a $2,000 fine was the sentence passed down Wednesday – eight months after C.J. Grisham, a U.S. Army Master Sergeant, was arrested and ultimately charged with interfering with a peace officer while performing a duty. Charged with a Class B misdemeanor, potential punishment was a fine not Keep Reading…

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‘Guilty’ verdict returned in Grisham retrial (TX)

‘Guilty’ was the unanimous verdict delivered Tuesday afternoon by a Bell County jury in the Class B misdemeanor retrial of C.J. Grisham, the U.S. Army Master Sergeant charged with interfering with a peace officer while performing a duty. The retrial centered on a March 16 encounter during which Grisham reacted to Temple Police Officer Steve Keep Reading…

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Grisham retrial starts Monday, Bell County response on AG Abbott’s dashcam release order still pending (TX)

C.J. Grisham, the U.S. Army Master Sergeant charged with interfering with a peace officer while performing a duty, will be back in a Bell County court Monday as a second trial for his Class B misdemeanor charge begins. Three motions heard over two days last week were either denied or withdrawn. Monday’s retrial comes four Keep Reading…

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