Thursday, February 14, 2008

Keystone cops in Austin

I thought I'd blogged about this story when it happened last year, but I can't find the link.

An Austin parks police sergeant has been demoted and another has received verbal counseling for a chain of events that led to an officer shooting a man (Casey) during a sex sting in a North Austin park last year.

Parks police officials have said that Casey assaulted a sergeant during a sex sting operation at Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park and that police searched for him for 45 minutes before going to eat breakfast.

The officers had seen Casey drive his car into the park but didn't stake it out or have it towed before they left, police have said.

When they returned and saw him, police said, Casey tried to run over Rodriguez, who shot Casey in the arm.

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