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Charges dismissed against former Fort Worth Police Sergeant
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FORT WORTH – A felony tampering with evidence charge filed against former Fort Police
Sgt. Rodsdricke Martin was dismissed on Monday by the Tarrant County Criminal District
Attorney’s Office.
Martin, 47, was indicted last year and subsequently fired from the police department on
accusations he deleted photos alleged to have been child pornography from a hospital
patient’s computer while working in an off-duty capacity. The case was dismissed after
prosecutors determined that the “recovered image did not meet the definition of child
“We thoroughly reviewed the file and determined that no crime was committed by Sgt.
Martin,” said Defense Attorney Tiffany Burks, of the law firm Varghese Summersett. (https://www.versustexas.com)
“After bringing our concerns to prosecutors’ attention, they agreed and determined that
his case warranted a dismissal. Sgt. Martin dedicated 16 years of his life to serving the
community as a Fort Worth police officer. While he is pleased with this outcome, he now
must fight to restore his reputation and his career.”
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