The latest APD firing: Officer VonTrey Clark.
It seems unlikely that former officer Clark will be appealing his firing for two reasons:
1. He is allegedly in Indonesia. Thing I did not know: Indonesia does not have an extradition treaty with the US. Good to keep in mind…
2. Former officer Clark has bigger problems.
I haven’t written much about this for various reasons, including the lack of non-paywalled links and the fact that the story is just sad and awful. But I might as well try to summarize here.
A woman named Samantha Dean was killed in February. She worked in victim services for the Kyle PD and was seven months pregnant.
The police have been investigating her murder for months now. Apparently, they now believe her baby was the product of an affair with former officer Clark. Clark has not, to the best of my knowledge, been charged with any crime. What I’ve picked up so far is that investigators think Clark arranged for other associates of his to commit the murder, and I suspect that they’re trying to get at least one of those associates to roll.
In the meantime, APD fired Clark for “withholding information during an internal investigation and associating with known felons”.
Here are a couple of half-decent stories from local TV stations KEYE and KVUE. The KEYE story contains a lengthy response from Clark’s attorney: in case you were wondering, Chief Acevedo’s allegations are “slanderous” and consorting with known felons is a “trifling policy violation”.