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Officers apologize for colleague's use of taser

2007-12-02 18:34:32.80797+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Yes, this is exactly what's needed: Members of the Austin Police Department apologize for their colleague's actions with a taser during a traffic stop:

"If one person spreads the word that this is how he was treated and got no apology, it's like an infection that would spread," Matt Greer told the American-Statesman's Tony Plohetski. Greer represents the detective rank on the police union board. By now, the facts are fairly well-known: Eugene Snelling, 32, was driving on MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) last Thanksgiving when Cpl. Thomas O'Connor stopped him for going 5 mph over the speed limit.

Video of the stop here. Via. Three cheers for those police officers willing to stand up and remind us that they really are on our side.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-12-03 13:01:35.454436+00 by: m

It is good to know that there are some officers who will actually protect and defend their professional status.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-12-03 13:52:18.436358+00 by: ebradway

I was just in Austin two weeks ago. I lived there 20 years ago. Place has changed - much for the better. I was amazed by the number of bike lanes. Of course, I almost got run over trying to cross a street with a pedestrian signal. It is Texas, afterall.