Major Vincent Weddington was transferred to a patrol division of the Dallas Police Department this week after he became the subject of a criminal investigation, the Dallas Morning-News reported.
Weddington was previously head of the Crimes Against Persons division, but he now faces questions about his supervision of an investigation into a fatal shooting on March 11, 2018.
WFAA-8 first reported last week about the public integrity investigation into Weddington, who allegedly asked a detective to destroy a document in the case of the shooting death of Shniquia Simington.
Daniel Taylor, a security guard at Kings Cabaret in West Dallas, told police he shot Simington after he said she picked up a gun after being asked to leave the establishment, but her family argues that the shooting was not justified.
The family said the police department had bungled the case, and sources told WFAA the document Weddington allegedly asked to be shredded detailed concerns about the investigation.
He declined to comment to the Morning News.
A Dallas County grand jury in May indicted Taylor for murder in Simington’s death.
Weddington is the first vice president of the Black Police Association of Greater Dallas, That association’s president, Terrance Hopkins, told the newspaper he wouldn’t comment on the allegations until the department’s investigation is finished.
“We will allow that thorough investigation to take place, and it should give us the information we need to prove what happened either way,” he said.