Officers Gentry and Bretches were making an arrest of an individual who had been selling illegal drugs. The drug dealer, a convicted felon with priors for resisting and evading arrest, refused to submit to arrest and reached toward his waistband. The officers, fearing he was reaching for a weapon, struck him several times in the face. Once the suspect complied, he was handcuffed and placed under arrest. Ultimately, he pled guilty and was sentenced to several years in prison.
Almost two years later, after being cleared by multiple investigations, Officers Bretches and Gentry were charged by a newly-elected “social justice” prosecutor. They face life in prison if convicted.
Officer Gregory Gentry is a 28-year law enforcement veteran. He has the following awards, acknowledgments, and commendations: Honorable Conduct Award for no sustained IA complaints for 10 consecutive years, the rare Superior Service Award, two-time recipient of the Meritorious Unit Citation, 5-time recipient of Commander’s recognition of exceptional service via presentation of a Commander’s Coin and 26 official commendations. Gregory has been married to his wife, Daiane for nine years.
Officer Chance Bretches is an eight-year veteran of law enforcement. The son of a career police officer, Chance decided on the law enforcement vocation early in life. He is a dedicated husband to his wife, Kimberly, and father of two children.