Judge, Not Jury Will Decide Former DMPD Officer’s Evidence Tampering Case
DES MOINES, Iowa – A former Des Moines police officer accused of planting evidence in a drug case will rely on a judge’s verdict in his trial instead of a jury’s. Court documents filed earlier this week show 31-year-old Tyson Teut has waived his right to a jury trial. Teut was charged in August of 2017 with felonious misconduct in office and perjury. Investigators say Teut planted a rock of methamphetamine in an evidence bag during a 2015 drug case.