The Austin Statesman reports:
Among the deputies who received gift cards to places such as Logan’s Roadhouse were J.J. Johnson and Zach Camden, the officers involved in the March 2019 death of Javier Ambler II. Officers used their Tasers on the Black 40-year-old father four times as he gasped that he had a heart condition and could not breathe.
Former deputy Christopher Pisa said Cmdr. Steve Deaton rewarded deputies he considered “WilCo badass.” “They had the intention that we were all ‘WilCo badass’ and, if you went out there and did your job and you had to use force on somebody and he agreed with it, then you would get a gift card,” Pisa said in an audio recording.
More at the link above. Do we really need more evidence that the police in the US are out of control. They see themselves as occupiers in a foreign land rather than keepers of peace or an agency to protect and serve. Think about why the police unions and the police themselves are fighting reform so much? because they don’t want reform. The do not want to stop being bullies, stop being thugs, stop abusing people. They are fighting for the right to keep abusing the people who pay their salaries. This is the actions of a police state. These are not protectors of the people, but oppressors of the people. Hugs