Killeen Police Officer Resigns
UPDATE – Killeen, TX (July 19, 2021): On Friday, July 16, 2021, Officer Miguel Velasco-Herrera submitted his resignation from the Killeen Police Department in lieu of completing the Internal Affairs investigation.
Chief Kimble stated “Miguel Velasco-Herrera’s actions violated the trust and faith placed in him by the community and this department. These allegations against Mr. Velasco-Herrera do not represent the values and ethics of the Killeen Police Department. His conduct is inexcusable and will not be tolerated.”
NEWS RELEASE: A KILLEEN POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED ON FELONY CHARGE
Killeen, TX (July 15, 2021): A Killeen Police Officer is currently on bond for a felony charge.
On July 5, 2021, Killeen Police were notified of a possible Sexual Assault that had occurred early that morning involving a Killeen Police Officer. Upon receiving this information, the officer was placed on administrative leave and criminal and internal investigations were immediately initiated.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Special Victims Unit, determined that there was sufficient evidence to support probable cause for criminal charges. This case was reviewed on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Miguel Velasco-Herrera with Sexual Assault of a Child under 17.
On July 15, 2021, Velasco-Herrera turned himself in and was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson. He set his bond at $100,000.
Miguel Velasco-Herrera, a seven-year veteran, is currently on administrative leave with pay.
The Internal Affairs investigation continues to be conducted and there is no further information at this time.
Killeen Police Department