UPDATE: Winnsboro Police troubles discussed at city council meeting
WINNSBORO — The Winnsboro Police Department is being investigated by the FBI for an incident that happened back in 2008 where 3 officers allegedly planted drugs.
Tonight, the subject was broached in the city council meeting.
Even though this case is a few years old...the defendant, Jason Brumell of Pittsburg, Texas -- ended up suing the city in a case that was mediated and settled by the city.
Now the FBI is looking into it once again and Wood County District Attorney Jim Wheeler announced in open court that he wouldn't prosecute any case brought by the Winnsboro P.D. while the FBI were investigating them.
The subject was talked about toward the end of the meeting...and it was apparent that there is overwhelming support for the department from city officials.
The city manager spoke...claiming the city isn't even sure what officers the FBI is investigating...but that the city supports the department and every officer in it..."innocent until proven guilty."
Police Chief J.L Miller also spoke, saying he stands by his officers 100%...then Mayor Carolyn Jones spoke on behalf of the city council saying they support the department as well.
We spoke with Chief Miller after the meeting who told us if the allegations were true, the officers responsible would have been let go and arrested years ago.