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Officer Terminated

On August 31, 2012, around 1:00 am, Garland Police Officer Patrick Tuter was involved in a lengthy vehicle pursuit that ended in Mesquite.  At the end of the pursuit, Officer Tuter fired his service weapon at the vehicle, striking and killing the driver Michael Vincent Allen.
Following an Internal Affairs investigation by the Garland Police Department, Officer Tuter has been indefinitely suspended (terminated) from the Garland Police Department for violating the Department’s General Orders concerning use of force and pursuit policy.

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