Blake Shimanek

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Service Record

Agency Keller Texas Police Department
Rank Officer, Corporal (2015)[1], Sergeant, Officer (2021)[2].
Badge Number 227
Dates of Service Ended February 1, 2021[3]
Salary $95,184 (2020) [4]
Last Known Status Resigned.

Incident Reports

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2020 Arrest of Marco Puente

On February 1, 2021, Shimanek resigned from the department.[3]

Department Response

On August 19, 2020, an internal investigation concluded that Shimanek had violated the department's code of ethics and conduct, and general orders.[2]

On September 8, 2020, an internal investigation found that Shimanek had exhibited conduct unbecoming an officer and he was demoted two ranks to officer.[2][5]

Legal Action

On December 14, 2020, Puente filed a federal lawsuit against the officers, alleging excessive force and unlawful arrest in violation of the Fourth Amendment, retaliatory arrest in violation of the First Amendment, and deliberate interference in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.[6]

In January 2021, the lawsuit was settled for $200,000.[7]

On May 7, 2021, Shimanek was charged with official oppression, a class A misdemeanor, and faces up to one year in jail.[8]

On October 20, 2022, Shimanek pleaded guilty to official oppression and forfeited his Texas peace officer license. Shimanek entered a diversion program, after which the case could be dismissed.[9]