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Grisham calls on Temple mayor, city council, city manager to address police chief, other issues (TX)

As C.J. Grisham’s prosecution for interfering with a peace officer while performing a duty has been a high profile case both locally and on the national stage, city of Temple and Bell County officials have largely been silent on the issue. The case stemmed from Grisham’s March 16 arrest by Temple Police Officer Steve Ermis Keep Reading…

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Grisham releases ‘Holding Temple Police Department Accountable’ video (TX)

U.S. Army Master Sgt. C.J. Grisham was convicted Nov. 19 by a Bell County jury retrying his Class B misdemeanor charge of interfering with a peace officer while performing a duty. With potential punishment of a fine not to exceed $2,000, confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days or both fine Keep Reading…

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Fort Worth police chief apologizes after roadside ‘survey’ creates concern (TX)

Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead apologized last week for his department’s involvement in a National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers, a survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that although technically voluntary, its execution adjacent to Fort Worth roadways prompted many motorists to believe they were being compelled Keep Reading…

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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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