A Dallas police officer who fired her gun at a man she reported tried to rob her at knife-point has been terminated.
Dallas Chief of Police David O. Brown terminated Sergeant Stormy Magiera Wednesday for "multiple allegations stemming from her actions in several incidents occurring over a short period of time," according to a police statement.
Dallas police say on July 7, 2011, Magiera violated the department's TASER use policy and used inappropriate force while she was assisting another officer during and after an arrest. The department said Magiera also gave inaccurate information about the incident to an officer who was documenting the use of force for the department's records. Magiera has pending criminal allegations related to that incident.
Dallas police say three days later, while responding to a call, Magiera allowed a subordinate to operate a vehicle in a manner that violates department policy and failed to take action. Once at the call location where a stabbing took place, Dallas police say Magiera told the other officers not to call the physical evidence detective which the department says is not proper procedure.
On December 28, 2011, Magiera, who was off-duty, fired her weapon at a man she claimed was attempting to rob her at knife-point at the intersection of Forest Lane and Audelia Road, that man reportedly got away with Magiera's service weapon after a struggle that left her with minor injuries. Dallas police say while investigating the alleged robbery, they found the incident never occurred, and that Magiera had been attempting to obtain hydrocodone without a prescription. According to police an internal affairs investigation found Magiera had been obtaining a controlled substance through misrepresentation which violated the health and safety code.
The Public Integrity Unit has referred the December case of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence against Magiera to a grand jury
While on administrative leave for the December incident, Dallas police say Magiera was arrested by the Murphy Police Department on a family violence assault charge after a disturbance on January 30. An internal affairs investigation determined Magiera escalated the disturbance and caused injury to a family member.
Magiera was hired in September 2000 and was most recently assigned to the Property Unit.
Magiera has the right to appeal the disciplinary action.