Cole Thompson

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Service Record

Sanger Texas Police Department

Rank Officer, Sergeant (March 2022)[1]
Dates of Service Approximately 2020 - December 9, 2022[1]
Salary $57,985 (2021)[2]
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Commendations

2020 Officer of the Year

Thompson was named the department's 2020 Officer of the Year.[1]

Incident Reports

2022 Arrest of Deleese Allen

Sanger Police Department Deleese Allen dash cam footage
Cole Thompson booking photo
Cole Thompson

On October 23, 2022, Thompson and other officers stopped Allen who was part of a "vehicle disturbance" in another town. Allen complied with orders to exit the vehicle, but "physical force and a Taser were used" while handcuffing him.[1] Thompson hit the driver several times around the face and head with a closed fist.[3]

The incident was captured on body-worn and in-vehicle cameras.[1]

Response Timeline

The department ruled that Thompson had used excessive force during the arrest and that the use of force report filed by Thompson was not consistent with available video.[1]

On November 7, 2022, Thompson was placed on paid administrative leave.[4]

On December 9, 2022, Thompson was fired.[1]

On March 30, 2023, a grand jury indicted Thompson on charges of official oppression and assault.[1]

On April 5, 2023, Thompson was arrested.[1]

A jury trial is expected to begin June 24, 2024.[5]

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