Author: PoliceOne Digital Edition
By PoliceOne Staff
DALLAS — The man suspected of fatally striking a Dallas officer was returned to jail after a police union demanded his bond be increased, but a judge reinstated his bond.
On Tuesday, 25-year-old Adrian Breedlove had his original bond of $76,000 reinstated after being re-arrested and returned to jail, CBS DFW reported. Breedlove, who’s suspected of drunk driving, is accused of striking and killing Sr. Cpl. Earl Jamie Givens over the weekend.
Givens was working the funeral of a fellow officer on Saturday when he was hit. Breedlove was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter and unlawful gun possession, setting his bond at $76,000. Police said a breathalyzer showed he had a blood alcohol level of .19, more than twice the legal limit.
Breedlove bailed out of jail early Sunday morning, less than a day after the crash, after posting 10 percent of the bond. The bail amount outraged the Dallas Police Association, saying that it was “reprehensible” that Breedlove was given that amount.
Breedlove returned to jail Monday after a judge granted tentative approval to a motion from the state claiming insufficient bond, according to KDFW. Officials seeked to increase Breedlove’s bond to $100,000.
“I’m not here to say a million dollars, a half million dollars, I think that’s ridiculous. But an appropriate, an appropriate bond amount should’ve been done in the first place and he wouldn’t have gotten out in 24 hours,” said DPA president Mike Mata. “And I think that, that really is what also stuck with officers, is that he was out the very next day.”
Defense attorney Barry Sorrels said while it’s tragic to lose an officer, the “bail in this case [shouldn’t] be any different than any other loss of life in an intoxication manslaughter case.”
A judge declined to raise the bond any further and reinstated the original amount. But District Attorney Faith Johnson said she would only approve Breedlove’s release if he meets a few conditions.
The suspect must wear an electronic ankle monitor and have a car ignition-interlocking device attached to his vehicle. He must also attended Alcohol Anonymous meetings and submit to drug testing.