Of­fi­cer ap­peal­ing sus­pen­sion

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING - Com­piled from wire re­ports

Dis­ci­plinary ac­tion is pend­ing against an East Texas po­lice of­fi­cer who is shown on a dash­board cam­era video slam­ming a hand­cuffed sus­pect face first onto the hood of a squad car.

Paris Po­lice Chief Bob Hund­ley said Fri­day that Of­fi­cer Jeremy Massey has ap­pealed his sus­pen­sion of two days with­out pay to an in­de­pen­dent ar­bi­tra­tor. That hear­ing was held in late June, with no de­ci­sion an­nounced.

Massey served a two-day sus­pen­sion for a Novem­ber in­ci­dent in which he was shown on dash­cam video slam­ming 18year-old Cor­nelius Gill face first into the hood of a po­lice car.

Hund­ley said he took is­sue with the amount of force used by Massey. The of­fi­cer’s at­tor­ney says his client acted ap­pro­pri­ately.

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