01/16/2009

Texas officer fired amid drug allegations

By Deanna Boyd
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Fort Worth police officer has been fired on accusations that he illegally bought, and on one occasion ingested, prescription drugs while in uniform and driving his patrol car.

Jerry "J.D." Hall Jr., who had been with the department since 1992, was indefinitely suspended -- tantamount to being fired -- effective today, according to a letter signed by new Police Chief Jeff Halstead and filed with the Civil Service Commission on Monday.

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