Monday, 12 August 2013 13:59
AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw has reinstated Trooper Jennie Bui after a Brazoria County Grand Jury declined to take any action against her regarding a body cavity search conducted during a traffic stop in May 2012. The Department took preliminary action in June to terminate Trooper Bui shortly after learning about the incident.
“After extensive criminal and administrative investigations surrounding the facts and circumstances of this incident, it was determined that the relatively inexperienced trooper was directed by a more senior trooper to conduct the inappropriate search. While the actions of Trooper Bui constitute misconduct, I believe her actions are mitigated such that she should not be terminated from the agency. Instead of being discharged, Trooper Bui will be suspended without pay for 60 days and placed on six months disciplinary probation, and will be required to attend additional training regarding arrest, search and seizure,” Director McCraw said.
Based upon the results of an internal investigation, the more senior trooper, Nathaniel Turner, was terminated.