Posted by Staff on November 04, 2014
Austin: Two Austin police officers are still on duty after being caught on camera cat-calling and joking about raping an attractive young woman while purportedly investigating a car accident.
You read that right. They haven't been fired. They haven't been suspended. They are still on duty. Predators who want to rape women they are supposed to protect and serve.
There have been several instances in the past few years of local law officers in Texas being accused of and convicted of rape while on duty. Just this past February, Officer Jack Neal of the San Antonio Police Department was accused of raping a woman during a traffic stop. (Full story here) In response, Captain George Brown said that if women wanted to avoid being raped, they should just obey traffic laws and not get stopped.
This is unacceptable.
If we Texans are supposed to trust our peace officers, then instances like these need to stop. And they need to stop now.
The Austin PD, as a sign of good faith, should fire these two officers immediately. No questions. No union appeals. No mercy. Gone.
Otherwise, how can any woman in Austin feel safe?
Here it the full story. After reading I hope you are as enraged as I am. Women are not objects to be raped at will. The Austin Police Department had better learn that. Fast.
In the video embedded below, two Austin, Texas police officers were accidentally recorded by a dashboard camera having what they thought was a private conversation.
After a brief back-and-forth between the two men about a minor collision they handled earlier in the day and other matters, an attractive woman walks by.
Officer 1: Look at that girl over there.
Officer 2: (blows whistle) Go ahead and call the cops. They can’t un-rape you. (laughter)
Officer 1: You didn’t turn your camera off, did you?
Officer 2: They can’t un-rape you.
On Friday, the department acknowledged that the video is real. It was found by attorney Drew Gibbs, who was reviewing the cam footage for a case.
“The Carlson Law Firm obtained this video as a part of our standard investigation of a motor vehicle collision,” Gibbs said in a statement. “The comments on the video struck me as inappropriate and I chose to allow the court of public opinion to decide if they agreed.”
“Arguably even more inappropriate than the rape joke made by the police officer was the other officer’s initial reaction, which was to hope that the video camera was not rolling,” he wrote. “I would hope that when a police officer observes another officer acting inappropriately, or worse, illegally, that their initial reaction would be to correct that behavior and prevent its reoccurrence. Instead, it seems that all too often the reaction of many otherwise good police officers is to hide any evidence of misconduct.”
After verifying the video, the APD released a second statement that said:
The Austin Police Department has validated the video/audio publicly released pursuant to the Texas Open Records Act. The officers in the video/audio have been identified as Austin Police officers. Upon learning of the video’s contents, the Department immediately launched an internal investigation. The investigation will include a comprehensive audit of the involved officers’ contacts with victims of sexual assault to ensure the actions taken during the contacts meet the expectations of the Department, the public and most importantly, the victims. Upon conclusion of the investigation, the Department will take appropriate corrective action.
Of note, the Austin PD has refused to release the names of the officers involved in this mortifying exchange.
If you would like to contact the Austin Police Department and tell them your thoughts, they can be reached by calling: (512) 974-5000
Please watch the video below.
Obtained by Drew Gibbs, attorney with the Carlson Law Firm. Two Austin PD officers yucking it up about what bad asses they are while investigating a fender bender collision, until the appearance of an attractive female. One officer then blows his whistle at the female and says to his fellow officer, "Go ahead. Call the cops. They can't unrape you."
This could have been a woman in your family these two imbeciles were talking about. Who knows if they've acted on their words. These scum need to be jailed for breaking the public trust. There should be a zero-tolerance policy. Since there isn't, a little phone activism by concerned Texans is an appropriate response.
Please share this article with as many Texans as you know. Together we can make a difference.
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