Over the weekend, Texas Republican candidate for governor Allen West known as on Dallas’ mayor, police chief, and district lawyer to come back to his home and apologize after his spouse was arrested Friday by Dallas police and charged with driving whereas intoxicated. West mentioned his spouse had not been ingesting, and that his three-month-old grandson—who was within the automobile—was put “in danger” by police.
“I help the skinny blue line, however that is insidious,” West mentioned in a video he shared on-line.
He’ll must maintain ready for that apology.
On Monday, Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia held a press convention to defend the integrity of the arresting officer and play footage of Angela West’s arrest. You’ll be able to watch the video under.
Garcia mentioned a breath take a look at taken on the scene was inconclusive, and that police had been nonetheless ready on the lab outcomes of a blood draw. However Garcia mentioned there was sufficient possible trigger for an arrest. The police dashcam footage exhibits Angela West’s automobile initially parking in the course of three westbound lanes on what seems to be Northwest Freeway when pulled over.
“After we are unsuitable, we’re unsuitable, and we are going to maintain ourselves accountable,” Garcia mentioned. “However no police chief can sit idly by whereas his officers get falsely vilified. False illustration of my officers can not go unchecked. They work too exhausting and sacrifice an excessive amount of.”