Austin, TX — Austin police lieutenant Jason Disher was recently suspended for filing false police reports about his girlfriend’s husband and then blocking any other officers from investigating his actions.
Disher fabricated an arrest warrant for a man who was married to a woman that he was having an affair with. He attempted to use his position as a police officer to get his romantic competition out of the picture.
Disher told another officer at his department, Det. Kenneth Nash, about his affair with the woman, but lied and told him that her husband had threatened him during a phone conversation.
According to the police report, Disher reportedly told Internal Affairs investigators that he was afraid he might “take a bullet to the back of the head.”
A month after the report was filed, the woman told police that the allegations against her husband were not true. Phone records corroborated the woman’s testimony and Disher was eventually forced to admit that he fabricated the entire police report.
“Honesty is of the utmost importance in the police profession, and dishonesty is a serious policy violation for which indefinite suspension in mandated by APD’s Discipline Matrix. Lieutenant Disher, having been found to be dishonest, can no longer be a credible witness for the prosecution of criminal cases, and therefore can no longer serve the citizens of Austin as a police officer,” Police Chief Art Acevedo said in a statement.
Detective Nash was also suspended for three days for not investigating the situation thoroughly before filing a police report.
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