TRENTON, TX - Two Fannin County police officers have been indicted by a grand jury, but they will remain on the force, at least for now.
According to a Trenton city council member, the town's police chief, 31-year-old George Warren (pictured), and 55-year-old Trenton Police Officer James Davenport were each indicted last month on a count of Official Oppression.
According to Fannin County District Attorney Richard Glaser, that's a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. Glaser says the indictment stems from an incident in August of last year when the two officers subjected a man named Christopher Nicar to detention, seizure, or disposition that they knew was unlawful while they were acting as public servants.
Glaser declined to give specifics of the case as the prosecuting attorney. However the issue was discussed at Trenton's city council meeting Thursday night, and councilman Gary Duncan says no action will be taken until the criminal investigation is finished and that the matter is "in the DA's hands now."