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Braxton Scherz visibly bruised from the attack. (Source: KHOU News)
HOUSTON, TX — When a Houston man stopped for an alleged traffic violation in front of his house, a wild scene of brutality followed. Police punched, kicked, and brutalized the driver and his family who objected to the police actions. Original charges against the family were dropped, but once a lawsuit was filed against the officer for excessive force, the family members were charged with crimes — two years after the incident — in what appears to be a clear case of police retaliation.
The original incident occurred on September 10th, 2011. It began when David Scherz Jr. pulled into his driveway, where police began harassing him about allegedly rolling through a stop sign. His mother, Yvonne Scherz, witnessed the events and evidently objected.
“Ma’am, either wait inside or wait in the backseat of my car. I’m not going to ask you again,” bellowed one of the officers, according to ABC Houston.
“It’s my property,” replied the mother.
“I’m not worried about it!” the officer shrieked in response. He then attempted to arrest her.
Three other family members came outside to witness and object to the harassment. The situation intensified.
At one point David Scherz was taken to the ground and repeatedly kicked by Harris County deputy constable Jimmy Drummond. The altercation can be viewed below. The kicking which occurred at 2:02 of the video caused Scherz to sustain broken ribs:
One relative, Irma Motez, sustained a broken wrist during the scuffle according to the New York Daily News. “I’m thinking wow, is this America really?” she said.
“He [the deputy] charged me and grabbed me, dragged me and [I] had cuts on me,” said Yvonne Scherz. “I couldn’t believe this was happening. I kept telling him you have no right to do this, you have no right to do this.”
“It was pretty much chaos as my mom was getting arrested. We were yelling, ‘You can’t do this in our country. This is excessive force,’” said David Scherz, Jr.
“I was compliant without incident, I knew how to act in that situation, and it blew up into something way bigger than it would …read more