Watch: 'A Slap on the Wrist' Texas Officer William Martin Receives 10-Day Suspension for Violent Arrest of Mother and Daughter

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Watch: 'A Slap on the Wrist' Texas Officer William Martin Receives 10-Day Suspension for Violent Arrest of Mother and Daughter

And people on Twitter are demanding harsher punishment.

Published January 10, 2017

The Fort Worth police officer who violently arrested 46-year-old Jacqueline Craig after she reported a man who put his hands on her son for littering, has been given a 10-day suspension by the department, reported Time.

After the video of the arrest of Craig and her daughter Brea Hymond went viral, the Fort Worth Police Department launched an internal investigation into the actions of Officer William Martin.

In the video, Martin uses a disrespectful tone with Craig when she reports that a man put his hands around her son's neck for littering.

"Why don't you teach your son not to litter," Martin said to Craig, who tried to hold back her emotion.

Eventually the situation escalated and Martin threw Craig and her daughter to the ground while threatening them with a Taser.

After the police department reviewed the incident, they concluded that Martin acted with "discourtesy” and had “inappropriate contact” with the women.

 

  1. According to the report, Martin apologized for the incident

    “Officer Martin was contrite. He’s ready to get back to work. He’s very sorry for what has transpired,” Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald said Monday at a news conference.

  2. It was also reported that, after the 10-day suspension, Martin will patrol the same neighborhood
  3. Many people believe the 10-day suspension is not a sufficient punishment
  4. Several Fort Worth residents have called for the firing of Officer Martin
  5. Craig's attorney, S. Lee Merritt, has also tweeted against the Fort Worth Police Department

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Yellow Dog Productions/Getty Images)

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