Drunk Texas Deputy Upset Over Dallas Police Fires Gun in Church
Nobody is going to deny that being a police officer is a very tough and stressful job but this story is not only scary but showcases what many have pointed out about police misconduct: double standards.
According to Fox 4 in Dallas, William Cox a 27-year-old deputy with The Somervell County sheriff's office was fired after he was arrested and admitted to getting drunk before shooting his duty gun in the air at a church while claiming he was upset over the recent killings of 5 Dallas Police officers. The deputy won't face any charges because the pastor of the church refused to press charges, but the district attorney of Ellis County where the incident occurred is upset that the officer is getting off so easy.
“The criticism being lobbed against law enforcement and the criminal justice community in general in our community and our society today the foundation of that criticism is what’s illustrated in this case,” said Wilson. “And that is favoritism that some people in the criminal justice system get treated differently. How can I dispel that narrative when these facts completely support that?” - Ellis County D.A. Patrick Wilson according to Fox 4
Cox allegedly showed up in the parking lot of an Ellis County church on July 13th and appeared drunk and crying as police arrived after a report of shots fired in the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Cox reportedly has several family members who attend the church. In the officer’s body cam video, Cox can be heard telling the officer he fired the shots “cause my boys are getting killed in Dallas” and said “the black c--n started killing my boys.”
Cox was charged with deadly conduct and taken to the Ellis County Jail, but on the same day he was arrested, the pastor signed an affidavit of non-prosecution which the D.A. pointed out was a "slap on the wrist" because Cox was a former jailer for Ellis County and felt that the sheriff was giving him preferential treatment because of it.
We trust law enforcement officers to uphold their oaths and once again understand the stress that comes along with the job but putting lives in danger all because you need to "let off stress" and subsequently comes with no consequences for your actions... there's a big problem that needs to be addressed.