Local Peace Officer Loses License for Civil Rights Violation, LIVINGSTON, November 10, 2010 - Former Peace Officer and Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Toomey was sentenced by District Judge Elizabeth Coker to five years probation, fined two thousand dollars, lost his peace officer's license, and was ordered to make a written apology to Sheriff Hammack and the Polk County Sheriff's Office for a 2009 civil rights violation of a Polk County jail inmate. Toomey was arrested in May of 2009 when he allegedly sexually assaulted a female inmate while she was in the hospital being treated for a medical condition. Toomey pleaded guilty for the civil rights violation on November 4, 2010.
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Former Local Peace Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violation, LIVINGSTON, October 4, 2010 - Former local peace officer Thomas Toomey plead guilty to violation of the civil rights of a person in custody today in Judge Coker's District Court. Toomey was originally charged in May of 2009 for sexual assault of an inmate and booked into Polk County Jail after he allegedly sexually assaulted the female inmate while she was in the hospital being treated for a medical condition. The civil rights violation is a state jail felony. A hearing for Toomey's sentencing is scheduled for November 9th in Judge Coker's Court.
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Thomas Toomey, 25, of Livingston.
Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Arrested for Sexual Assault of Female Inmate, LIVINGSTON, May 23, 2009 - On May 15, 2009, the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Texas Ranger Ron Duff began an investigation into the sexual assault of a Polk County Jail female inmate. The female inmate indicated the sexual assault occurred while she was in the hospital being treated for a medical condition. Thomas Benjamin Toomey, 25, of Livingston, was arrested and charged with violation of civil rights of a person in custody (sexual). Toomey was hired in March of 2008 and was assigned to the Transport Division of the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Toomey's employment with the Polk County Sheriff's Office has been terminated and the case is pending further investigation by Texas Ranger Ron Duff and the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Ken Hammack takes complaints made against his personnel very seriously. Hammack stated he will continue to vigorously pursue allegations and complaints made against Sheriff's Office personnel.
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