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Posted on: December 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] MPD officer arrested on official oppression

A Midland Police officer was arrested Thursday afternoon on official oppression following an investigation conducted by the MPD.

Officer Michael Pool, 33, was booked into the Midland County Jail and charged with official oppression, a Class A misdemeanor. The arrest follows a criminal investigation that began approximately two weeks ago. At that time, information was received of Pool allegedly mistreating a man in custody during a prisoner transport in July.

Pool's employment with MPD was terminated Thursday afternoon following their internal investigation. Pool was employed with the Midland Police Department for seven years and was assigned to the MPD Patrol Division. The criminal investigation has been turned over to the Midland County District Attorney’s Office. 

Media Contact: MPD Communications Specialist Rachel Walker

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