Austin police officer fired for 2nd time since 2013

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

AUSTIN, TX -- An Austin police officer has been fired for the second time since 2013.

The Austin American-Statesman ( ) reports Blayne Williams was fired Monday for violating honesty policies and for neglect of duty in January.

A memo from the Austin Police Department said Williams interviewed a woman who complained of injuries from an altercation with her daughter. Authorities say Williams never told his supervisors anyone was injured and said he would not be making any arrests.

Officials said that when the woman asked to speak with Williams' supervisors, he told them she had changed her story. The memo said an audio recording of their conversation from his dashboard camera showed she never changed her story.

Williams was fired in 2013 for failing to report evidence, but an arbitrator reduced his termination and he was reinstated in 2014.

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