(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- A Des Moines police officer who was arrested in April on drug charges was fired from his position in the Des Moines Police Department on Wednesday morning.
The Des Moines Register reports that Officer Brandon Singleton’s position was terminated three weeks after authorities arrested him for drug possession following a hit-and-run accident.
“The most important thing between a police department and citizens is trust,” Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradshaw said Wednesday. “We recognize one individual has impacted and diminished that trust. But this is not reflective of the rest of our men and women, who are committed to their job.”
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