Tipster: Officer Fernando Perez Has Been Fired

I profiled the sorry career of Dallas Police Officer Fernando Perez in the June issue of D Magazine“The Worst Cop in Dallas.” He’s the officer who violated the department’s chase policy on Oct. 6, 2006, in an incident that led to the deaths of two young Dallas men in a brutal, tragic wreck.

Just got word from a very reliable source on the force that Perez has been fired. (This is his third termination. Who can say if this time is the charm?)

The cause? I’m told he was using a city car to drive to and from work. So after more than a decade and a half of documented instances of using excessive force, violating the deadly force policy, reckless driving, conduct discrediting the police department, compromising the safety of fellow officers, failing to aid other officers in distress, illegal search, and more AWOLs than I can count — not to mention the fatal , illegal chase in October 2006 — that’s what he got popped for.

Better than nothing, I suppose. But you wonder. One-two handwipe. That’s done. Just 18 years too late.

I won’t be able to confirm this until morning when the regular public information officers are on duty, but there you go.

UPDATE: The Dallas Morning News confirms the story as of 5:42 p.m.


  1. Bethany says:
  2. Rawlins Gilliland says:

    Trey scooped this loser dude like Ben and Jerry’s at summer camp! Congrats.

  3. alejandro hernandez says:

    Do you know were i can see the video of officer fernando perez chase video.thank you


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