Austin American-Statesman - - FRIDAYBRIEFING -

A story that ran on the cover of Thurs­day’s Metro & State sec­tion about San Mar­cos po­lice of­fi­cer Paul Stephens over­sim­pli­fied what po­lice records say he told in­ves­ti­ga­tors about an al­leged use-of-force vi­o­la­tion. Ac­cord­ing to a memo from Po­lice Chief Howard Wil­liams, Stephens ad­mit­ted to in­ves­ti­ga­tors that his pa­trol car video didn’t cap­ture any phys­i­cal fight­ing by a woman on whom Stephens used his ba­ton. An ar­bi­tra­tor de­cided Stephens was hon­est when the of­fi­cer re­ported that the woman was ag­i­tated and an­i­mated as though she had just been in a fight.

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