Two Waco Police officers who have been under scrutiny after questions were raised about how a narcotics case was documented have been cleared by the McLennan County Grand Jury.

Investigator David Starr and Commander Clare Crook of the Waco PD Drug Enforcement Unit will soon be returning to full duty.

The case was being prepared by the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office when it came to the attention of the department.

After reviewing the incident, Waco PD asked the Texas Rangers to conduct an independent investigation to determine if there were any real concerns.

When the Texas Rangers completed their work, they turned over what they had learned to the DA’s Office who then sent it to the Grand Jury.

That body completed their review of the material and Wednesday cleared the officers of any criminal wrong doing.

They had been on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.

The McLennan County Districrt Attorney’s Office also released a statement about the case, saying the incident involved a drug seizure that occurred when a Confidential Informant set up the purchase of narcotics at a local motel.

The fact that a C.I. was used was withheld from the arrest affidavits and the police reports.

In turn, prosecutors were unable to convey this information to the defense attorney as required by Texas law.

Despite previous requests, the information was not provided to prosecutors until the week before trial.

The Texas Rangers were called in to investigate the matter for any potential criminal conduct on the part of the officers.

District Attorney Abel Reyna said, “The District Attorney’s office does not approve of nor condone the conduct of these two officers in this case.”

“However, we absolutely respect, support, and agree with the decision of the Grand Jury regarding whether or not the conduct was criminal in nature”

“.It is my understanding that these officers will be returned to full duty pending the outcome of my meeting next week with the Waco Police Chief regarding this incident.” 

“The District Attorney’s office will remain tough and aggressive when it comes to dealing with criminals.”

“However, we will not sacrifice fairness in that pursuit.”