Police Notebook: Sgt. Nedith Torres (APD)

Officer:  Sgt. Nedith Torres.
Agency:  Austin Police Department.
Alleged Misconduct:  Sgt. Torres assaulted his wife then lied about it during the subsequent investigation.
Disciplinary Action:  Sgt. Torres was fired in August 2008. He appealed and the arbitrator reversed the firing, despitefinding that the allegations were true. APD filed a lawsuit last Friday to challenge the decision.
Other Information:  As a result of the incident, Sgt. Torres was originally arrested for Assault Family Violence, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine not to exceed $4,000. He ultimately pled guilty to a reduced charge of Class C Assault, presumably as part of a plea bargain agreement.
Source:  This Statesman article.

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