Former Trooper Guilty of Tampering

A former state trooper based in Bryan will never wear a law enforcement badge again after he plead guilty Friday to criminal charges.

Jose Luis Acosta, 31, was charged with official oppression and tampering with a government record. According to authorities, Acosta helped a 20-year-old woman give an incomplete breathalyzer reading and also gave her documents that would have been used as evidence against her. Acosta told the woman that he was physically attracted to her, according to court documents.

Acosta was sentenced to 3 years probation, a $5,000 fine and community service. As a condition of his probation, Acosta cannot apply for or hold any law enforcement position.

Acosta resigned from the Texas Department of Public Safety in June.


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