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State v. Mr. W (DMC No. 4437)

NOT CHARGED | MISCONDUCT with WEAPON/TAMPERING with PHYSICAL EVIDENCE/FAILURE to COMPLY with POLICE OFFICER NOT CHARGED – State v. Mr. W. (DMC No. 4437) (Tolleson Police Department DR04-0503028): Mr. W. was pulled over by police for allegedly not having a license plate light. In reality, the police were conducting surveillance on a known drug house and wanted to see if he purchased drugs. When they asked if they could search him, he said “no thank you”. He was then placed in handcuffs, taken to the ground and upon being searched a gun, knife and drugs were found. The officers alleged that he attempted to throw the knife and hide it before being placed under arrest. We were able to convince the Prosecutor to only charge the possession of drugs and allow Mr. W. to do a diversion dismissal class known as “TASC”. None of the other charges were brought, and he has no conviction on his record.

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