A lawsuit was filed against the City of Fort Worth and two police officers, claiming excessive force was used on Jermaine Darden in May 2013.
Two big cities are reviewing their ethics policies after the CBS 11 News I-Team and The Associated Press reported on how their police chiefs were closely linked to a company that won contracts to supply officers with body cameras.
Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs, including former Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead.
Chief Jeffrey Halstead said that body and dashboard camera footage supports the actions of an officer who fatally shot a man armed with a baseball bat and a screwdriver.
The Fort Worth City Council is taking a closer look at Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead, who has served in that role since December 2008.
The Fort Worth ISD will unveil a plan Friday to protect kids by adding more security at elementary schools. But the plan does not involve police officers.
There are concerns about how many police officers are available to patrol the growing area of far north Fort Worth, and the city’s police chief is expected to ask the city council for help.