A former police chief was behind bars in Dallas County on Tuesday night, charged with seven felonies in Tarrant and Dallas counties that range from promoting prostitution to engaging in organized crime.
Michael Meissner, a 39-year-old described by some as a "gypsy" officer for holding more than a dozen law enforcement jobs in the past 18 years, remained in jail on a $1.5 million bond, Dallas County Jail records show.
He was most recently police chief in Little River-Academy, a town of fewer than 2,000 south of Temple.
Meissner was arrested at his Arlington home Monday after a monthslong investigation into whether he was making harassing phone calls developed into a case of child pornography, Combine police Sgt. Brian Robinson said. Combine is a city of fewer than 2,000 in Dallas and Kaufman counties.
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