Sergeant Stephen “Tiny” Baker of the Dallas Police Department is currently facing serious allegations that he lied and fabricated evidence in a 2012 drunk driving case, according to wfaa.com.
Baker claimed that he had pulled Marshall Salazar over initially for running a red light along the intersection of South Carroll and Columbia Avenues on July 6, 2012. Baker questioned Salazar about drinking and driving, an allegation which he originally denied, but later admitted to. However, video footage showed that Salazar actually had the right of way because Baker had to run the red light on his way to stop Salazar. Baker has had a history of misconduct including spying on his ex-girlfriend on the clock, several complaints of inappropriate use of force, and putting a rookie officer in danger.
Baker received a five day suspension and charges against Salazar were dropped.
Those familiar with the case say that this ruling could affect previous cases that hinged on Baker’s credibility.
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