DAVID BRAXTON SCHERZ, JR., 26, OF HARRIS COUNTY, TX FILES A FEDERAL CIVIL SUIT AGAINST DEPUTY CONSTABLES BECAUSE OF POLICE BRUTALITY (DASH-CAM VIDEO)…
Two years ago today, David Braxton Scherz, Jr., 26, had just parked his car in his driveway when he was approached by officers in Harris County, TX, informing him that he ran through a stop sign. When Scherz’s mother, Yvonne Scherz went to the door, she was told to stay inside, but came out to see what all the fuss was about. That’s when things got much worse. Mrs. Scherz was slammed to the ground by an officer. The video below shows the whole horrible scene (story follows). They recently filed charges. Why did they wait so long? The statute of limitations applies to some officers in this case, but it shouldn’t because of the injuries.
I can’t even believe my own eyes what the video shows here, but it’s right there on the police dash-cam. The police brutality in this situation is horrendous. The worst of the bunch, a big brute named Deputy Jimmy Drummond of the Harris County Constable’s Office is shown kicking Scherz, breaking a rib, and also kicked their family dog. Drummond has a history of excessive abuse, so they promoted him to captain at the Montgomery County Constable Precinct 3 Office. He should have been fired without pay, but there is no justice for all, just a select few.
This is what happens when you run a stop sign in Harris County, TX and have the audacity to go home afterwards—you get a beat-down from Deputy Dog. You’ll find all the latest details here from the Houston Chronicle. Below is the video and initial story…
Cops brutalize family during traffic stop
Ribs smashed, even dog kicked in pounding caught on camera
Published: 7 hours ago
The punishment for allegedly blowing through a stop sign didn’t exactly fit the crime.
When David Braxton Scherz, 26, saw flashing blue lights behind him as he drove down his street in 2011, he had no way of knowing his luck was about to go from bad to worse.
A police dashcam video shows officers in Harris County, Texas, confronting Scherz during the traffic stop outside his home in Houston.
“I was coming home from a friend’s house, an officer said I missed a stop sign, but before it even got to that I had already parked in my driveway,” said Scherz.
His mother approached from inside the house and was ordered back inside.
“Ma’am, either wait inside or wait in the backseat of my car. I’m not going to ask you again,” a deputy can be heard saying in an audio recording obtained by ABC in Houston.
“This is my house and I have the right to stand here,” protested Yvonne Scherz.
Then things got really ugly. A cop pulls the woman to the ground and drags her along the concrete.
“The next thing I remember she was screaming. I went inside, grabbed my sister and she got the rest of the family,” recalled Scherz.
Deputy Constable Jimmy Drummond, Harris Co., Texas
Deputy Jimmy Drummond, of the Harris County Constable’s Office, can be seen kicking a family member who had been forced to the ground. The officer then escalates the beating by smashing his knee into the man’s torso, breaking his ribs.
A small poodle wanders into the street. Drummond kicks the dog, too.
All five members of the Scherz family were initially charged with interfering with an investigation, but those charges were eventually dropped. They are pursuing civil action against the county and the deputies.
Harris County investigators have now filed a misdemeanor charge of official oppression against Drummond. He is expected in court Friday.
The former deputy constable has a history of excessive force his superiors are aware of, the victim’s attorney, Randall Kallinen, told the New York Daily News on Tuesday.
The statute of limitations will likely prevent future charges against any of the other officers.
Harris County law enforcement officials issued the following statement: “We firmly believe the District Attorney’s Office is following the appropriate course of action in reviewing the details of the overall incident, up to and including justification for dismissal of charges in the original case. No one in law enforcement supports abuse of official capacity in the use of force and likewise we do not support assaults on an officer in the performance of their duty.”