Archive | October 2020

KPD Arrests Former Police Officer

NEWS RELEASE

UPDATE – October 15, 2020

The Killeen Police Department continued to follow up on the incidents that had gone unreported by Rodriguez.  That ongoing investigation led to a review of the case by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, and a complaint was issued charging former Texas A & M University – Central Texas Police Officer Jason Luis Nelson with Stalking as a result of his conduct.  A warrant was issued for Nelson’s arrest for the Stalking and Harassment.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, Nelson was arrested with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and was transported to the Killeen City Jail.  He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke and his bond is at $100, 000.00 for the Stalking and $5000.00 for the Harassment.   Nelson is currently in the Bell County Jail.

These cases can be very time consuming when they involve conduct over a prolonged period of time, and multiple police jurisdictions.  The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the Texas A & M University – Central Texas and the USMS – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force for their cooperation and assistance in these cases.

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NEWS RELEASE: June 2, 2020

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.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD No Knock Warrant Policy Revised

Killeen, TX (October 5, 2020): The ninety (90) day temporary hold on requesting search warrants that include a provision to the knock and announce rule has expired.  During this 90-day review, the no knock committee met, discussed and concluded their input on how the department could improve on no knock warrant response/policy. 

“Our goal and our mission at the Killeen Police Department is to reduce crime, to reduce the fear of crime, and to enhance public safety.  In order to do our jobs efficiently and as safe as possible for everyone, we may sometimes have to conduct a no knock search warrant.  However, before that takes place, we want you, the community, to understand that there are updated procedures that are followed,” said Chief of Police Charles Kimble. 

For more information about the committee’s input and the policy revision, please visit the department’s website by clicking on the following link. https://www.killeentexas.gov/558/Department-Transparency    

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department