HARRIS COUNTY, Texas—A former deputy constable accused of brutalizing a family two years ago has been charged after an investigation by the Internal Affairs Division, the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office said.
Jimmy Drummond was charged with official oppression.
The original complaint stemmed from an incident that occurred on September 10, 2011. Investigators said a deputy pulled over a man for a traffic violation. That man said as his family members approached the scene, they were all beaten. He claims his ribs were broken, his father's face was bruised and his mother was dragged.
The case is still being reviewed.
“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 is the use of force and likewise we do not support assaults on an officer in the performance of their duty,” officials said in a statement released Tuesday.
The charge is a Class “A” misdemeanor and carries a punishment of up to one year of jail confinement, a fine not to exceed $4,000 and/ or both if convicted.