Watch News 13 This Morning

Body Camera Footage Released in Jackson Co. Deputy Investigation

Wester Body Cam

This morning State Attorney Glenn Hess revealed more about an ongoing investigation in Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Zachary Wester. 

And, body camera footage released Thursday, allegedly shows Wester planting drugs during a traffic stop. 

Wester, who was fired Thursday, is accused of planting drugs and tampering with evidence in dozens of cases. 

Prosecutors say they are reviewing about 263 cases in total. 

In some instances, the charges have since been dropped but prosecutors say they are still examining the cases Wester was involved in to determine just how many innocent people may have been arrested.

Wester’s attorney, Steve Meadows, declined to comment noting that the investigation is still ongoing.  

This is a developing story and we will have much more tonight at five and 6. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Local News Video

FBC donation

Thumbnail for the video titled "FBC donation"

FBC gifts $50,000 to neighboring churches

Thumbnail for the video titled "FBC gifts $50,000 to neighboring churches"


Thumbnail for the video titled "Taxes UFIFAS"

Walton County Fatal Crash

Thumbnail for the video titled "Walton County Fatal Crash"

Hiland Park returns to worship center

Thumbnail for the video titled "Hiland Park returns to worship center"

Radon Action Month

Thumbnail for the video titled "Radon Action Month"
More Local News
Fill out my online form.