Suspended Bryan Police Officer Will Not Face Charges

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

A Bryan Police officer relieved of his duties will not face criminal charges, according to the Brazos County District Attorney's Office.

Sergeant Steve French was suspended without pay August 6 for violating department regulations.

The Brazos County District Attorney's Office says it found insufficient evidence that Sergeant French used excessive force.

The department says French was suspended for use of force, conduct unbecoming, and truthfulness.

He is appealing his suspension, according to the City of Bryan. The matter is expected to go to arbitration in October.

French was investigating 23-year-old Jonathon D'Wayne Moore of Bryan, when he reportedly violated the department's regulations.

Moore has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Court documents show Moore was having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

According to police reports, Moore slapped the teen on June 24th, because he believed she was cheating on him.

Bryan Police have an audio recording of French's interaction with Moore. News 3 has filed several open records requests with the City of Bryan.

Each has been denied, and forwarded to the Texas Attorney General's Office.

News Three called French for a comment, but our calls were not returned.

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