Former APD officer admits to lying to federal authorities

A former Austin Police officer is facing up to five years in federal prison for making a false statement to federal authorities during a credit card fraud investigation.

On Tuesday, Jermaine Gaspard, 34, admitted in federal court that in April 2013 he used his mobile data terminal inside his APD patrol car and performed an unauthorized database check on a subject.

Gaspard then showed the subject the APD report he discovered, which included the fact that there was a pending indictment related to the subject’s fraudulent use of a credit card. When questioned by federal authorities, Gaspard denied providing the information to the subject.

Gaspard entered a guilty plea and is currently out on bond pending sentencing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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