Saturday, August 14, 2010

Video Of Rosebud Texas Police Officer Choking Teenage Suspect

In the video below, you may watch the dash-cam of Rosebud, Tx police officer Jack Comeaux - which eventually lead to a jury sentencing him to 15 years in jail this week. I have watched the video replay of this event several times, but for the life of me I cannot understand way the police officer received such a harsh sentence. There is no doubt that police officer Comeaux should not have choked the suspect in this case, but was it the right decision to give him 15 years in jail for that offense?

The Waco Tribune Herald and at least one Waco television station (KWTX) are reporting tonight that former police officer Jack Comeaux is under a suicide watch at the McLennan County jail this weekend. All I can figure is that there is more to this story and trial than meets the eye. For years, I have seen police officers use excessive force while doing their jobs and on some occasions that force has lead to the death of a suspect. Sadly, many times those police officers just walk away with a slap on the wrest - while an officer like Jack Comeaux is sentence to what in effect will be a life sentence because of his age.

Many times the jury systems gets it wrong in the United States and that was the case recently when a police officer in Oakland, California was not fairly punished for killing a suspect. Then this week in the Waco, Texas area - a police officer was given more time than was appropriate to punish him for his poor judgment during a traffic stop. The American legal system tries to get it right most of the time, but sometime it makes a mistake when it comes to either being to lenient or too harsh when a police officer is put on trial.

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