Dallas Police Officer Fired for Using Inappropriate Force, Turning Off Police Camera

A Dallas police officer was fired Tuesday after an investigation found he used unnecessary force during an arrest, didn't follow department procedures, used profanities and turned off his recording equipment. Joshua Forner, 35, was accused of using inappropriate force on Aug. 8, 2015. The internal investigation into his actions found he entered false information on a police report six days after the arrest. And then in August 2016, he gave inconsistent statements during the department's internal investigation, according to Dallas police officials. The officer was suspended for 10 days in 2008 for lying about a traffic accident that year. Forner initially told an accident investigator that he wasn't in his patrol car when it was hit. He later admitted that he accidentally hit a pole at an east Oak Cliff apartment complex.   Continue reading...

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