UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am
On March 5, 2012, Officer Kirt Yarbrough’s employment with the Killeen Police Department was terminated through an indefinite suspension, in accordance with the Texas Local Government Code for civil service employees.
This action was taken as a result of an internal investigation that found Yarbrough to be in violation of several department policies to include having an improper relationship with a Killeen Police Explorer and Untruthfulness.
On Wednesday, January 4, 2012, it was reported to the Killeen Police Department that an officer was having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old juvenile who is a member of the Killeen Police Explorer Program.
Officials with the Killeen Police Department and the Bell County District Attorney’s Office initiated an immediate investigation into this allegation. On January 5, 2012, the officer in question was placed on administrative leave.
After an extensive investigation, the case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a criminal complaint was returned charging Kirt Yarbrough Sr., a 16 year veteran, with Sexual Assault. Officer Yarbrough was taken into custody at the Killeen Police Department on January 12, 2012.
Yarbrough was released after posting a $100,000 bond set by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin.