Dallas PD Fires 1 Officer, Suspends Another
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas Police officer who was cited in Forney for driving while intoxicated has been fired while another who falsified information on a police report has been suspended, a department media release says.
On Feb. 8, Officer Kelly Schumpert was involved in a car accident and arrested for DWI by Forney Police. He was placed on leave while the department investigated the incident.
On Thursday, Chief David Brown fired Schumpert, saying he “engaged in conduct which adversely affected the morale of efficiency of the department.”
Schumpert was assigned to the Southeast Division and had been an officer since September 2009.
The other case involved Sr. Cpl. Stanley McDaniel, a 25-year veteran of the department. The release says he and a trainee made an arrest on Oct. 22, 2010 and wrote up a subsequent report.
The internal investigation found McDaniel “entered inaccurate, false or improper information on a report of the Department.” Then on Dec. 13, 2010, the release says McDaniel gave false information to internal affairs investigators.
McDaniel was suspended for 30 days. This wasn’t the first time the department has investigated McDaniel. In 2009, an administrative law judge overturned his firing the year before.
The Dallas Morning News reported then that McDaniel and another officer were fired after an investigation found they lied about a situation when one fired their gun at a fleeing vehicle.
McDaniel was assigned to the Northeast Division during the 2010 incident that landed him with a suspension. He’s now assigned to the Auto Pound.
Both Schumpert and McDaniel can appeal their punishments.