Officer Sentenced For Tackling Motorcyclist

by TChris

A police officer in Garland, Texas who was captured on videotape running up to and tackling a man sitting on a motorcycle has been sentenced to two years' probation, fined $600 and ordered to participate in anger management counseling. He also gave up his license to be a peace officer. The tackle came at the end of a high speed chase.

The officer entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor assault charge. He was fired earlier this year, as were two other officers who made false reports about the case. The man he was chasing has been charged with a felony for fleeing an officer.

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