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Odessa Police Investigates Other Officers

The Odessa Police Department confirmed they are currently investigating more officers in addition to the three that were investigated last week.
The Odessa Police Department confirmed they are currently investigating more officers in addition to the three that were investigated last week.

“There are pending investigations however I am unable to discuss any of those right now,” Corporal Steve LeSueur said.

This comes after two police officers were terminated, and one resigned following investigations of Odessa Police Department policy violations.

According to OPD documents, Cpl. Brian Sirmon was terminated because he was untruthful about an improper relationship he had with a woman he arrested in January.

But in statements sent to Big 2 News, Sirmon said he engaged in a relationship with the woman to get information that would help him in a separate arrest.

“During the course of my dealing with her I viewed my behavior as trying to get information to get a valid arrest,” Sirmon said.

But the Odessa Police said that Sirmon was not an undercover officer, therefore was not allowed to perform any undercover operations.

“Patrol officers cannot do undercover work. They have to talk to their supervisor just to get anything approved,” LeSueur said.
Sirmon said his supervisor was aware of his behavior.

“I contacted him,” Sirmon said. “I advised him of what had transpired.”

The police department said they could not comment on his case.

“It’s important to keep in mind that just because an officer has been complained on or just because they are being investigated does not mean they are guilty,” LeSueur said.

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