Police Fire Cop Accused of Aiding Burglary

Fort Worth police have fired an officer accused of helping her boyfriend commit a robbery.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that, in a letter filed with the Civil Service Commission,Tonya Lynn Jones was called to an apartment complex on a suspicious person or vehicle report.  While there, Jones noticed used furniture in vacant apartments, the letter states.

Jones' boyfriend was later arrested at the complex on suspicion of burglary. Police said they found furniture from the complex in Jones' boyfriend's apartment.

The letter states Jones admitted to giving her boyfriend information about the complex and furniture and she stands  accused of tipping off her boyfriend about the furniture in the mostly vacant apartment complex.

After his arrest, Jones then used a department computer to look up details of her boyfriend's arrest -- a violation of rules, the paper reported.

It's not yet clear if Jones will face criminal charges.

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