Local Police Chief Arrested
Kempner Police Chief Arrested for Previous Incidents.
On March 11, 2020, the Killeen Police Department received information that a law enforcement officer from Texas A & M University – Central Texas failed to report complaints by a student.
Through an investigation, it revealed that a student enrolled at the university reported Title IX violations that were alleged to have been committed by a former employee of the institution to the former Chief of Police on two occasions. The former Chief of Police failed to report the incidences as required by the Texas Education Code 51.255. Title IX violations include instances of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking.
The Bell County Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and a complaint was issued charging Charles Edward Rodriguez with Failure to Report Certain Incidents. A warrant was issued for his arrest and on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Rodriguez turned himself in to the Killeen City Jail. Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman arraigned him and set his bond at $2000.
“Now more than ever, the integrity of the police profession requires thorough impartial investigations, regardless of the status of the accused. The Killeen Police Department stands with survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking, “Chief Charles Kimble.
Killeen Police Department