Mayor: City & P.D. Cooperating in Whitefield Investigation

Wichita Falls city officials say they want to make sure people know the city and the police department have been cooperating in the investigation into June's traffic fatality involving a city police officer...
    This as councilors are getting ready for Tuesday's vote on a possible half- a - million dollar settlement for the families of two teenage girls -- and an unborn child -- killed in June's car crash involving Officer Teddie Whitefield.
    Mayor Glenn Barham says whenever the city or the P.D. is asked for information, they provide it as quickly as possible.
    In August, Officer Whitefield was suspended from the police department indefinitely -- without pay.

Glenn Barham
Wichita Falls Mayor

"From the outset of this accident, it was evident that the city did not need to be involved in this investigation. The police department called the department of public safety in to the investigation early on in the evening, & turned everything over to them. The Texas department of public safety is conducting the investigation, with the full cooperation of the city, and it's up to them when they present their information to the district attorney's office and ultimately to the grand jury."

    During Tuesday's meeting, councilors will consider settling with the families of Gloria Montoya and Yeni Lopez for the maximum amount allowed by law-- five hundred thousand dollars.

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