Dallas South News Wire (Dallas Police Department – Friday April, 22nd)
Following investigations by the Internal Affairs Division and disciplinary hearings this morning Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown terminated two police officers: Senior Corporal Mohammad Atique, #7151 and Police Officer Anastasia Brown, #9167.
On September 10, 2010, Senior Corporal Atique was assigned to a training class at the department’s in-service academy. A classmate there expressed concern to the training commander that Senior Corporal Atique was intoxicated while on duty. The commander made a request that Senior Corporal Atique submit to an intoxilyzer test and he agreed. Senior Corporal Atique failed the test. This is Senior Corporal Atique’s second incident of intoxication while on duty. Also during today’s hearing and prior to his termination, Senior Corporal Atique was demoted to the rank of police officer for his involvement in an unauthorized chase that occurred in May 2009. Senior Corporal Atique was hired on March 1, 1995 and assigned to the Southwest Division.
On November 25, 2010, Officer Anastasia Brown was arrested by the Fort Worth Police Department for Driving While Intoxicated. During an inventory search of her vehicle, Fort Worth officers discovered drug paraphernalia. As a result of this discovery, Officer Brown was asked by Internal Affairs to voluntarily submit to a drug test. Officer Brown agreed and on November 29, 2010, she tested positive for marijuana. Officer Brown was hired on July 11, 2007 and assigned to the Southwest Division.
Under civil service rules both officers have rights to appeal their terminations.
Additionally, the department referred two cases of Official Oppression to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office against Officer Scott Michael Cantley, #9308. The cases center on allegations that Officer Cantley, while on-duty, asked two women to expose themselves. Officer Cantley has denied the allegations.
These incidents purportedly took place on March 1, 2011 at Reverchon Park in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas. The criminal cases were investigated by the Public Integrity Unit and will be presented to a grand jury. Officer Cantley has been on administrative leave since March 3, 2011. An Internal Affairs Investigation remains open and active on this matter.