EXCLUSIVE: Texas Sheriff Deputy Punches Pregnant Woman
*Editors Note: This story has been updated to include information from a source close to the victim
QUINLAN TX – Child Protective Services made a visit to interview a family in Quinlan, Texas last week and things went south very quickly. It all started when one CPS bureaucrat knocked on the door of the residence and directed two Hunt County Sheriff deputies to display a court order to come inside and interview the children and family. The owner of the house asked to see the court order again since it was quickly flashed and not properly displayed.
According to the homeowner, as soon as she requested to view the court order a second time “the police forced their way into the house.” She was pinned in the corner of the kitchen and that’s where the video starts. You can clearly see the 38 week pregnant women as she screams for help and reminds them she’s pregnant.
“I am pregnant!!!”
You can also hear the kids crying in the background as the CPS employee holds off the rest of the family while the officers assault her. She said she was in extreme pain because her stomach was pressed on the counter top. Shortly after that you can clearly see one of the officers punch the women twice in the back.
After releasing this story, I was contacted by a close friend of the victim and she was able to provide some additional updates, none of which is good news…
She was taken to jail and her son was placed in foster care even though there were family members willing to care for the child. She was charged with assaulting a police officer although she denies any assault took place. While in jail she repeatedly asked to have her injuries examined and documented and was fearful for her unborn child. The jail nurse said she didn’t want to get involved fearing for her own job. No prenatal care was offered either. She was segregated because she was pregnant in an isolation cell where she slept on bare concrete and blankets and the lights were left on 24 hours a day. She was awakened every 15 minutes not because she made any threats of self harm but because that was the procedure in the isolation cells. She remained there for 6 days and when released she immediately went to her OB/GYN. They were able to take pictures of her injuries still present 8 days after the attack. They were also able to verify that these injuries were not present before as they saw her the day before the incident. They also documented that she lost weight while in captivity, not a good thing for a pregnant woman. She gave birth to another son soon after being released and once again CPS swooped in and confiscated the newborn at the hospital and placed him with a family member with severely restricted visits destroying the bonding and breastfeeding process.
Police officers will occasionally find themselves in situations where tensions are high and should use every means necessary to deescalate those tensions to resolve issues with civility. However, it is becoming common place for police officers to quickly resort to violence, whether it be against peaceful people, or animals, and escalate the situation .
Please call the Hunt County Sheriff’s Department and let them know you have seen the video and pictures and this behavior is not acceptable.
Ask for Chief Buddy Oxford :(903) 453-6800
Also, go by and leave them a comment on their Facebook page. They need to hear from us!