August 21, 2020
Former Dallas Police Officer Sentenced for Making False Statement
On August 21, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas sentenced Matthew Alan Rushing to 3 years’ probation, 120 hours’ community service, $10,691.20 in restitution, and a $100 assessment fee. In October 2019, Rushing, a former police officer in Dallas, Texas, was convicted of making a false statement. From February through May 2019, he worked overtime hours and received compensation funded by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grant. To collect the overtime pay, Rushing submitted a false report to the Dallas Police Department.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.