Grand jury indicts 2 Baytown officers, detention officer for 2019 aggravated assault of Kedric Crawford

HOUSTON – A Harris County grand jury prosecuted 2 Baytown policeman and a detention officer for their participation in the July 2019 attack of Kedric Crawford, according to a news release from the Harris County District Lawyer’s Workplace.

Teddy Sims, Samuel Serrett and Shane Dunlap were all prosecuted for first-degree felony intensified attack.

“Nobody is above the law, including those who have a duty to enforce the law,” stated Harris County District Lawyer Kim Ogg. “Prosecutors presented all the evidence to grand jurors who decided that these defendants should be charged with a crime.”

On July 6, 2019, Crawford stated he was incorrectly apprehended and terribly beaten by Baytown policeman in a car park on the 6400 block of Garth Roadway. According to Crawford, he pulled into the lot to put an address into his phone’s GPS when he was faced by authorities.

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According to the body video camera video later on launched to the general public, authorities were examining suspicious habits from Crawford. Cops stated that Crawford was backing in and out of a parking area, so they asked if he was intoxicated.

“I’ve been contacted because you’ve been here for a while and you back out. You went back over here. You backed in. Just making sure you’re not drunk or something,” the officer stated in the video.

Crawford informed authorities no, and after that they asked if he had any weapons in the vehicle. He responded no.

“No, I was looking for something in my car,” Crawford stated in the video throughout the run-in.

Then the officer asked to pat Crawford down and browse the car, which he permitted.

According to court files, the arrest followed an officer “located several pills in individual bags consistent to narcotics distribution.”

However Crawford stated the tablets were prescription antibiotics recommended to him after a spider bite. Additionally, his charge of intensified attack on a peace officer has absolutely nothing to do with drug ownership of any type. Ben Crump, a civil liberties lawyer who represents Crawford, stated the event is another example of extreme force by the Baytown authorities, who was likewise extremely inspected for the death of Pamela Turner.

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Following Crawford’s arrest, numerous companies, consisting of Baytown Cops Department, the Texas Rangers and the Harris County District Lawyer’s Civil liberty Department, introduced examinations into the case, which is now being prosecuted by Assistant District Lawyer Kimberly Clark. The charge brings a charge of 5 to 99 years or life in jail and a fine not to surpass $10,000, according to the release.

The offenders are anticipated to give up to authorities.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.