A Texas sheriff who starred on the controversial reality show “Live PD” was arrested Monday on evidence tampering charges in the case of a Black man who died in police custody.
Ambler’s death – and the questions over the destroyed "Live PD" footage – ignited a controversy that led to the cancellation of the hit A&E show in June.
Former Williamson County general counsel Jason Nassour is also accused of destroying the recordings “with intent to impair their ability as evidence” in the investigation of Ambler’s death.
Chody and Nassour were indicted on a felony evidence tampering charge and released on a $10,000 bond, officials said.
But the deputies, James Johnson and Zach Camden, remain under investigation by Austin police and Travis County prosecutors.
Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore said a grand jury will be empaneled in Travis County in October to begin hearing evidence related to the destruction of evidence there.
The grand jury will hear evidence related to Ambler’s death beginning next year, she said. »