Gladewater Police Officer Is Put On Administrative Leave

The Gladewater City Manager and police chief placed officer Brian Naismith on administrative leave for allegedly threatening a reporter. The Dallas Morning News reporter was in Gladewater covering the fatal shooting of Jonathan King last summer by officer Naismith. A Grand Jury decided not to indict Naismith in January. Naismith, who fired several shots at King, said King tried to run over him with his car. According to Associated Press reports, when the reporter arrived at Naismith's residence, Naismith bumped his car and threatened him with a shotgun. The Upshur County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident.

Molly Reuter reporting,