Dallas officer faces firing after police say he committed insurance fraud

 Wednesday, November 6, 2013

 Dallas News

A veteran Dallas police officer is facing termination after an internal affairs investigation concluded he filed a fraudulent insurance claim for hail damage to his BMW in June 2012. Cortenay Howard, who was hired in 2002, is awaiting a disciplinary hearing before Police Chief David Brown. Howard, who is currently on administrative leave, has denied any wrongdoing. “I have not filed a fraudulent insurance claim with any of the claims that were submitted,” Howard wrote in a statement to internal affairs detectives. Since 2008, Howard has filed at least nine insurance claims, though he has failed to follow through on some of them. The National Insurance Crime Bureau also has flagged him for irregularities surrounding the hail damage claim and two other claims, records obtained by The Dallas Morning News show.
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