Timothy Morrison

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Service Record

Topeka Kansas Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service October 23, 2017 - July 15, 2020.[1]
Salary $54,294 (2019)[2]
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Incident Reports

2019 Policy Violations

In August 2019, Morrison was working an off-duty security job at a mall and met a 17-year-old girl. The two talked about law enforcement careers and exchanged phone numbers. For several weeks, Morrison and the girl communicated by phone, text, and social media nearly every day.[1]

The girl once contacted Morrison after midnight and told him that she was thinking of running away. Morrison picked her up, drove her to a local business, ate pizza, and talked for 2-3 hours before driving her home. The girl kissed Morrison on the cheek. Morrison did not report the girl as a runaway, claiming that it would hurt his ability to gain her trust and develop a relationship with her.[1]

Morrison accessed police databases, looking up information on the girl's boyfriend and father. Morrison shared information about the boyfriend's record with the girl.[1]

On September 14, 2019, officers were flagged down by a man who claimed that Morrison had been "sneaking around" with his 17-year-old daughter. Morrison had taken the girl out of school, took her to restaurants, and visited her where she worked. The father filed a written complaint.[1]

Response Timeline

The department investigated. Both Morrison and the girl denied having a sexual relationship.[1]

On July 15, 2020, Morrison was fired for violating policies by disclosing confidential juvenile records and criminal justice records. The department forwarded the case to the District Court for possible criminal prosecution.[1]

On November 8, 2019, Morrison was charged with disseminating criminal records and official misconduct.[1]

On May 12, 2021, the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (POST) revoked Morrison's law enforcement certification for unprofessional conduct, misconduct, and a lack of good moral character. Morrison requested a hearing.[1]

On June 15, 2021, Morrison entered into a pre-trial diversion program, which resolved the criminal complaint. Morrison did not admit guilt.[1]

On April 11, 2023, the POST Commission held a review hearing, and upheld the revocation of Morrison's law enforcement certification.[1]

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References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Order, Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training, 2023-04-11
  2. Morrison Timothy, Police Officer, City of Topeka, govSalaries