16 Arlington cops forfeit peace officer licenses to get cases dismissed

Arlington Officers surrender licenses to avoid jail in fraud case

ARLINGTON -- Five Arlington police officers indicted on charges of falsely reporting traffic stops had their cases dismissed this week in exchange for permanently surrendering their state peace officer licenses, according to court records.

Eleven other officers involved in the investigation had previously agreed to surrender their licenses so that their cases would not go before a grand jury, said Sam Jordan, spokeswoman for the Tarrant County district attorney’s office.

“They will never be able to be peace officers in Texas again,” Jordan said of the 16 officers, who made up about 2 percent of the city’s 600 officers.

The police department did not immediately have a comment Wednesday.

The indicted officers, who had their cases dismissed Monday and Tuesday, were Dace Warren, 46, Brandon Christopher Jones, 33, Christopher Michael McCright, 47, Christopher John Dockery, 32 and Dane Alan Peterson, 33.

Dockery faced 14 counts of tampering with a government record with intent to defraud his sergeant, a state jail felony.

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