Dallas Officer Accused of Car Burglary

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    A Dallas police officer is accused of breaking into cars and burglarizing them while on duty and in uniform.

    A Dallas police officer is accused of breaking into cars and burglarizing them while on duty and in uniform.

    The department confirmed that a long-time veteran of the force has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs probe.

    Dallas police spokesman Lt. C.L Williams said police have not arrested the officer because "there is no verifiable evidence that he committed a crime."

    DPD Officer Under Investigation in Car Break-Ins

    [DFW] DPD Officer Under Investigation in Car Break-Ins
    A Dallas police officer is accused of breaking into cars and burglarizing them while on duty and in uniform.

    Sources very close to the case say that a Northeast Patrol officer is facing allegations that he broke into at least four vehicles over the past four months while on duty.

    In at least two of the cases, the officer was captured on tape driving up in his Dallas police cruiser, getting out and opening the doors of random, unlocked vehicles and then getting inside, the sources said.

    The officer had a hard time explaining his proximity to two cars with broke windows in two other cases, the sources said.

    Another source very close to the case said the officer turned over what appeared to be car-burglary tools after investigators pressed him.

    The officer is expected to meet with internal affairs Tuesday.

    Sources say he will most likely be charged with criminal mischief. Burglary charges could follow later, they said.