Still a double standard IMO...
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:49am

IMO there is a phrase in Texas law that should be applied... "an officer, when acting in the lawful discharge of the officer's official duties, may..."

This phrase is ultimately what protects officers from prosecution for actions that would OTHERWISE be illegal if committed by a civilian.

But a key part is forgotten sometimes... "lawful discharge"... IMO what this means is that if the officer is NOT engaged in the LAWFUL discharge of his/her duties the law does NOT protect him/her.

So, in this case, since his actions were shown NOT to be in the LAWFUL discharge of his duties, he could (and should) face criminal charges JUST LIKE ANY CIVILIAN would.

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    • Payne's biggest mistakePikes, Wed Oct 11 10:41am
      was acting in the lawful discharge of an officer's official duties in broad daylight, with multiple eye witnesses and cameras. I have to suspect if not for the location and recording, Payne might... more
      • Yep, kinda hard to spin it.PH👏🏾👏🏾EY, Sun Oct 15 10:24am
        And I might add this is the same problem authority is having with the Las Vegas narrative. Face Book and You Tube are saturated with eyewitness accounts, and video evidence that easily defies the... more
      • official duties. And the fact that there were cameras is the only reason that the fact it was UNLAWFUL was accepted by the department. Had it been a he said/she said, the department would have lied... more