Trial of former Dallas police officer accused in robbery continues

The trial of fired Dallas police officer Alph Coleman restarted this morning for a third day of testimony.

Coleman stands accused of aggravated robbery in the June 27, 2008, robbery of a Sam’s Club where he worked off duty. Prosecutors contend he plotted with Christopher Johnson and Floyd “Junior” Gibson to carry out the botched heist.

Coleman has pled not guilty.

In the first two days of testimony, there were some tidbits I didn’t have the space to write about.

One was testimony from Chirlaundria Combs, a former Sam’s Club employee who lived in the apartment adjacent to the store at the time of the robbery.

Combs testified that she encountered Gibson and Coleman together at the apartment complex a day after the robbery.

“Alph Coleman was on a motorcycle,” Combs said. “Junior Boy was standing next to him.”

She said Coleman told her if she heard anything about the robbery to let him know.

The other was testimony fromm Charles Robertson, a Sam’s Club asset protection associate.

Robertson testified that he and another employee encountered Coleman a few days after the robbery near the fence dividing the apartment complex and the store’s property.

“He kind of turned around and told us, I’ve got this and you can walk back to the club,” Robertson said.

He found Coleman’s behavior very odd and contacted police investigators to let them know about it.

“I felt like he was trying to do his own investigation,” he said.

–Tanya Eiserer/Reporter

Source: Crime Blog