Former KPD Sergeant Arrested on Outstanding Warrant
A former KPD Sergeant arrested.
In December 2015, Killeen Police were notified of a possible sexual assault that occurred earlier in the year involving a Killeen Police Officer. Upon receiving this information, criminal and internal investigations were initiated immediately.
During the ensuing internal and criminal investigations, it was determined that Sergeant Macaire Morrissey was untruthful to investigators and impeded the sexual assault investigation. Sergeant Morrissey was placed on administrative leave and a separate criminal investigation was initiated. On June 6, 2016, Morrissey’s employment with KPD was terminated for multiple violations of departmental general orders and violation of Local Civil Service Rules and Regulations.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division determined that there was sufficient evidence to support probable cause for criminal charges against Morrissey. The case was reviewed and accepted by the Bell County Attorney’s Office. KPD Detectives subsequently obtained an arrest warrant, charging Morrissey with False Report to a Peace Officer.
Chief Baldwin stated “The Killeen Police Department will not accept this type of conduct from its employees. Moreover, the community expects and deserves better. As for any criminal conduct, Mr. Morrissey will be held accountable in a court of law.”
Morrissey turned himself into the Travis County Sheriff’s Department on June 22, 2016.
Because this investigation is continuing and a civil service appeal is pending, there will be no further information released, interviews given or further comments at this time.
Killeen Police Department