Fort Worth Police Officer Convicted For Lying To Grand Jury

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December 11, 2019 - 1:47 pm
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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - A Fort Worth police officer is looking at jail time for lying to a grand jury.

A Tarrant County jury deliberated less than two hours before convicting officer Jon Romer of aggravated perjury.

In November of 2016, Romer was working a second job as a security officer at Texas Health Harris hospital, when according to reports, Romer got into a scuffle with Henry Newson.

Newson had just been discharged and was waiting for a ride home when he was questioned by security. Newson said he didn't feel like answering since he hadn't done anything.

Security camera video shows Romer then throwing Newson to the ground.

But several months later, when the case went to a grand jury, Romer lied about it.

The jury found that prison time should be mandatory.

A sentencing hearing will determine the amount of jail time Romer will get, and the range is 2 to 10-years.