Indicted Webster cops reassigned as dogcatcher, handyman

Indicted Webster cops reassigned as dogcatcher, handyman

From l-r: Peter Behler, Colin Murphy and Daniel Bassett

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 12:33 PM

WEBSTER, Texas --Three Webster police officers indicted in December on charges of excessive force have been reassigned to other departments.

Daniel Bassett, 27, Peter Behler, 25, and Colin Murphy, 26, were suspended with pay in December after being charged for allegedly hitting, kicking and stomping a man during a Sept. 27 incident in Nassau Bay.

They have been reassigned to different departments: one is a handyman, the second is a property inspector and the third is a dogcatcher.

The indictment alleges Murphy and Behler hit the man with their guns and kicked him while he was on the ground. Bassett's accused of using a stun gun unreasonably on a man who wasn't resisting arrest.

If convicted of the class A misdemeanor charge of official oppression, each officer faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail and could lose their peace officer licenses.

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