Pending federal charge filed against former Marshall police officer
Marshall — A former Marshall Police Department narcotics officer is accused of alerting a drug dealer that he was being investigated.
The federal charges against William “Brody” West were filed Aug. 5 in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas in Marshall.
He is charged with misprision of a felony, which accuses him of withholding information on a crime or deliberately concealing knowledge of a felony.
Court documents show that in March 2012, West sent a text to a person who was selling cocaine to “shut it down” after West found out that law enforcement officers were investigating the drug dealer.
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