San Marcos Cpl. jailed after illegally arresting pedestrianSubmitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 06:04
by John Bumgardner
Posted on July 16, 2013 at 6:03 PM
Updated Tuesday, Jul 16 at 8:25 PM
SAN MARCOS, Texas -- A police officer in San Marcos is in jail after arresting a pedestrian whom police say didn’t break the law.
Corporal James Angelo Palermo, 40, conducted a traffic stop on May 29 during his midnight shift patrol near 126 S. Guadalupe Street.
According to the arrest affidavit, Palermo stopped a Toyota Prius shortly after 1:00 a.m. for driving the wrong way on a one-way street and began questioning the driver.