Off-duty Dallas officer found with crack pipe in squad car resigns

Off-duty Dallas officer found with crack pipe in squad car resigns

Credit: Grand Prairie Police Department

Sr. Cpl. James Wallace III was arrested on Nov. 18 in Grand Prairie for possession of drug paraphernalia, a department spokesman said.

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by TANYA EISERER

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WFAA

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 3 at 1:52 PM

DALLAS — An off-duty Dallas police senior corporal who was found with a glass narcotics pipe while driving a police squad car resigned from the force last month.

Sr. Cpl. James Wallace was arrested in November on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

According to police records, Dallas police officials asked Grand Prairie police to check on Wallace and let them know if they saw a patrol car at Wallace’s Grand Prairie house. Officers checked and saw a squad car there.

When Wallace left his home about 1 a.m. in the squad car, Grand Prairie police officers stopped the car and detained Wallace.

“I observed Wallace to be emotional, crying and he appeared to be depressed,” according to a Grand Prairie police report. “Wallace was wearing his DPD uniform but did not have on a duty belt.”

Officers searched Wallace and found a “pipe used for smoking narcotics inside of Wallace’s DPD jacket,” the report said. “The glass pipe was between the liners of the jacket.”

Police also found two hallowed out pens with drug residue in his pants pocket and one muscle relaxer pill, the report said.
 

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