Dallas police file charges against 3 officers and fire 1 after recorded beating incident

By Jeff Carlton, AP
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dallas police charge 3 officers in alleged beating

DALLAS — Dallas police have filed criminal charges against three white officers accused of beating a black suspect in an incident caught on squad car dashboard cameras.

At a news conference Wednesday, Chief David Brown said he has fired one of the officers involved in the Sept. 5 beating of a 28-year-old man. Two others have been suspended and face an internal affairs investigation that could result in their firings.

Another three officers have been placed on desk duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

Two of the officers face misdemeanor assault and official oppression charges. All three each face a felony charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

Brown says one of the officers is suspected of moving the camera to conceal the beating.

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