Texas Cop Caught on Tape Repeatedly Punching Air Force Veteran – After She Says She’s Pregnant
A Texas sheriff’s deputy is under investigation after he was recorded on surveillance video repeatedly punching a woman who told him she’s pregnant.
The video, recorded by a surveillance camera inside the home, shows Air Force veteran Deanna Jo Robinson being restrained from behind by two officers in her parents’ house before a deputy strikes her.
Robinson says the officers forced their way into the home without a warrant to remove her 18-month-old son on directives from the office of Child Protective Services.
The video does not record the entire incident but Robinson says she was hit four or five times and can be heard on the footage repeatedly saying she’s pregnant.
“I’m 38 weeks pregnant, and with my stomach again repeatedly pressed into that counter, and with my 18-month-old son watching his mother be assaulted, and him screaming in fear,” Robinson told WFAA. “There’s nothing that warrants what they did to me.”
The officers charged Robinson with assault on a public servant, resisting arrest, and interference with child custody. She had to spend the next six days in country jail.
Robinson says she took the boy to her parents’ house after a physical altercation with her husband days earlier.
The Observer reports that Child Services removed the husband’s other three kids from his custody the day prior to the incident after one of the children reported the couple’s fight.
After the surveillance video was posted online, Sheriff Randy Meeks addressed the incident on the department’s Facebook page, writing, “I have become aware of an internet allegation accusing one of my deputies of improper actions. I have initiated an administrative investigation to determine if any policy violations occurred. Public confidence and trust in the Sheriff’s Office is a high priority for me and we take all allegations of misconduct seriously.”