City of Temple

MEDIA ADVISORY


Temple Police Chief to Hold a Conference


TEMPLE, TX (December 6, 2019) – Below is a transcript of Interim Chief Tobin's statement:

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I am Chief Jim Tobin of the Temple Police Department. I am here to update the community on the officer involved shooting that occurred on Monday, December 2nd. Today at 4 p.m., I met with Moses and Christine Dean, the parents of Michael Dean, to share the information that I am about to provide to you.

It is a standard practice of the Temple Police Department to have all officer involved shootings investigated by the Texas Rangers. This is done to ensure an independent criminal investigation to determine if a crime has occurred. Upon the completion of the criminal investigation by the Texas Rangers, the department will conduct an internal investigation to determine if the officer’s action was within department policy. The procedures used by the department are designed to protect the integrity of both investigations.

I understand the family has concerns and questions, as does the community. It is my goal to answer those questions thoroughly, and accurately following the completion of these investigations.

I have made commitment to the parents of Michael Dean that we will provide them with updates as promptly as the information becomes available to me and I make the same commitment to the citizens of Temple.

I acknowledge this is a tragic event for the Dean family and traumatic for the officer involved. We are asking for patience while these investigations are pending."

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TEMPLE, TX (December 6, 2019) – Temple Police Interim Chief Tobin will be holding a press conference at the TPD lobby (209 E Ave A, Temple) at 6 p.m. tonight in reference to Monday's officer involved shooting. 


No questions will be answered during this time. 

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Media Contact:
Chris Christoff
Media Relations Specialist
(O) 254.298.5952
(C) 254.931.2185
cchristoff@templetx.gov

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