Fort Worth Officer Suspended After Theft, Sexual Assault Allegations

By Frank Heinz
|  Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014  |  Updated 6:05 AM CDT
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FW Officer Suspended After Theft, Sexual Assault Allegations

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The Fort Worth Police Department has placed a police officer on indefinite suspension after he was arrested twice last fall.

According to police, patrol officer Douglas Campbell was first arrested on Sept. 25, 2013, for theft under $50 by a public servant.  On Oct. 4, 2013, he was arrested again on two warrants -- one for official oppression/sexual harassment and a second for sexual assault by a public servant.

The arrests were made following an extensive investigation by the Fort Worth Police Special Investigation Section, police said.

"The Internal Affairs investigation into the gross misconduct of Officer D. Campbell sustained all eight allegations of misconduct.  He is also facing criminal charges.  His actions are a disgrace to our department, our city, and the policing profession.  I will continue to hold all employees accountable for any violations of policy that jeopardize the level of public trust within our community," said Chief Jeffrey Halstead, in a statement released to NBC 5.

If convicted of the crimes, Campbell faces between two and 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000 for the charge of sexual assault by a public servant, which is a second-degree felony.  He faces up to a year in jail and a fine up to $4,000 for the charge of official oppression/sexual harassment, which is a class A misdemeanor.  For the charge of theft under $50 by a public servant, a class C misdemeanor, he faces a fine of up to $500 if found guilty.

Campbell was commissioned in Aug., 2007, and was based out of the Central Division. He was placed on indefinite suspension on Dec. 23, 2013.  He will have the right to appeal the discipline.

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