Remember this story? A Pct. 4 deputy responded to a family disturbance and ended up arresting a woman. After that the charges, and the report, seemed to disappear. When I first heard about this I was shocked. First of all, every department has a policy against unlawful orders. Generally, the policies say officers are not to obey unlawful orders and to report the incident immediately. In this case I couldn’t believe this incident would ‘disappear’ especially after the woman “injured the deputy.” Anyhow, Channel 13 learned of it and wanted to be the first to break the story. The way I read the story, while trying to sound impartial it reads like a salivating fraternity boy at a strip club eager to get to the nitty gritty. It sounded to me it was already indicting before the investigation was completed. While my aim is not to defend the constable of Pct.4 (because I don’t know the whole story) I do have to point out something I noted. Yesterday, the Chronicle ran this story. In it, the grand jury has indicted a captain for tampering with evidence and fired. No indictments were brought against the constable because there wasn’t any evidence to support them. Of course many people will say that the DA’s office won’t prosecute a constable, and it’s still a cover-up (ask Perry Wooten), but I don’t buy it. I checked Channel 13’s website today to see if the story is there. As of 10:42 AM today, the story isn’t there. Instead is another ‘investigative’ story about a county commissioner. Maybe they forgot all about it.
KEVIN WHITED ADDS: KTRK-13’s Dave Strickland informs in the comments that the “story was broadcast yesterday on KTRK at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 10pm.” Thanks for the update!