James French

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Service Record

Agency Oklahoma City Oklahoma Police Department
Rank Captain
Dates of Service Hired approximately 1991.[1]
Salary $135,806 (2021)[2]
Last Known Status Administrative Leave[1]

Incident Reports

2022 DUI

Bodycam footage shows Oklahoma City police captain request officer turn camera off during DUI arrest
James French booking photo
James French

On March 12, 2022, Sergeant Christopher Skinner stopped Captain French for driving erratically and speeding.[1]

French admitted to drinking several beers before the incident.[1]

French repeatedly asked Skinner to turn off his body-worn camera.[1]

Skinner told French that he would not show favoritism towards him.[1]

Skinner reported that French's breath smelled of alcohol, his eyes were watery, and his speech was slurred. French failed a field sobriety test.[1]

Response Timeline

On March 12, 2022, French was arrested on suspicion of DUI.[1]

French was placed on paid administrative leave.[1]

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