Two DPD Officers To Go Before Grand Jury After Deadly Wreck
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - After a lengthy investigation, the deadly August accident involving an officer who slammed his cruiser into a 59-year-old’s SUV will go before a Grand Jury. Terry Glover, the 59-year-old in the Sport Utility Vehicle, died hours later at the hospital.
For Glover’s brother David, waiting for that announcement has been the hardest part.
“It’s been three months, and I have not had a lot of communication with the Dallas Police Department. It’s been kind of hit and miss,” David Glover said. “I would call and leave messages and get no return calls. There was a lot of follow up I had to do with them.”
On Aug. 12, two Dallas police officers slammed their cruiser into Glover’s Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle was stopped in the middle of the road with its hazard lights blinking when the police car plowed into it.
“I didn’t see any type of sense of urgency,” David Glover said. “It became less of a priority after that first week.”
Officer Adam Stucki was driving the squad car during the crash. Officer Archie Beason was in the passenger seat. The two were responding to a non-emergency call, and so their emergency lights were off.
David Glover said police have offered no information about what the two officers were doing before the collision. Police said there were no blood tests taken from the officers, either. Both have since returned to active duty.
“It’s very frustrating, especially after having conversations with the chief indicating that if there was anything I needed, they would definitely give me feedback,” David Glover said. “But it’s like pulling teeth.
According to the autopsy report, Terry Glover had alcohol in his system, but it was below the legal limit. The report also found a trace amount of marijuana in his blood.
But even police admit it will have little influence on the Grand Jury when deciding if the two officers should face criminal trial. A hearing date has not been set.