Texas, Travis Co. Deputy constable accused of beating, exposing woman at schoolSubmitted by pil45 on Sat, 07/10/2010 - 21:14
"...The woman thought he was asking for identification, so she reached for her license, the suit said. Furrs then dragged her out of her truck, the suit said.
The lawsuit contained three sworn affidavits by witnesses. One was from Lorena Sanchez, who said she was walking with her daughter from the school to their car and saw Furrs yelling at the woman.
Sanchez said she knew the woman and saw Furrs yank her from her truck so forcibly that Sanchez was able to see the woman's feet.
She said she saw Furrs beat the woman with his baton and dragged her on the hot pavement, while the woman was yelling in Spanish that she did not know what she did wrong.
Furrs was overheard calling the woman an ethnic epithet and told her she needed to speak English because she was in America, the documents said.
Another witness said Furrs was yelling slurs at the woman while throwing her around like a rag doll.
Sanchez said a few people were trying to take video and photos of the incident, but the constable and other responding officers ordered them not to, the suit said.
Jon Saucedo, a teacher, said he saw the woman on her knees and bleeding from her lip. His statement also said one of her breasts was exposed and that she was crying.
Witnesses said the woman begged Furrs to cover her up, and he responded by saying, "I don't care. I like it."