[WATCH] Texas Police Officer Who Stole $2,400 From Dead Man Indicted on Theft Charges

TEXAS CITY, Texas – A former police officer was indicted for felony theft Wednesday.

Linnard Crouch, 41, turned himself in to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office at about 3:15 p.m.

A former Texas City Police Department officer, Crouch is accused of stealing more than $2,400 worth of Christmas money from James Mabe, who authorities said was dying or had just died while driving home near 4000 Loop 197.

The crime, recorded on a body camera, happened days before Christmas in 2016.

“Unfortunately, I have seen all too many times officers who take advantage of situations,” said civil rights lawyer and the Mabe family lawyer Randall L. Kallinen.

Source: https://www.click2houston.com/news/former-officer-accused-of-stealing-2400-from-dead-man-indicted-on-theft-charges