Texas Officer Resigned After Hitting Pedestrians

By JohnPedestrian Accidents, Police Misconduct

Recently, a north Texas police officer chose to resign after she was involved in a pedestrian accident. Corporal Jennifer Chavez was driving out of the parking lot in front of police headquarters in Colleyville when she hit two pedestrians. She had stopped at the stop sign, but then pushed the gas and hit the couple who were crossing the street. …

Dallas Police Officer Charged with Hit and Run and DWI

By JohnPolice Misconduct

A Dallas police officer who should have been preventing crime has been accused of causing it. Officer Erica Montanez, 25, is now on administrative leave after she was accused of DWI, hitting a car and attempting an escape. She was in the left turn only lane of the service road of Central expressway at Mockingbird Lane, but instead of turning …

Heat Kills Dallas Inmate, Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By JohnPolice Misconduct

Last summer, 58-year-old Larry McCollum, a Dallas-area prison inmate, died of a heat stroke after living in a prison cell with no air-conditioning. The Texas Civil Rights Project recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit on his behalf. They hope the lawsuit will help change the conditions of confinement so those who are vulnerable to heat will not suffer, like the …

Cisco the Dog Killed by Austin Police Officer

By JohnPolice Misconduct

A Texas man states that his dog, a blue healer named Cisco, was shot point blank and killed by an Austin police officer. The officer was responding to a 911 call about a domestic issue, but was given the wrong address. Michael Paxton was playing Frisbee with his Australian cattle dog on Saturday afternoon, and went to get something from …

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