A Black Eye for the Union Pacific?

I have heard or read two different versions of the story.  One story from the Dallas area, indicated that the man was pursued and arrested in a drainage tunnel while the other story said that the man was initially arrested and handcuffed by an officer but then escaped into the tunnel.  The actual circumstances aren’t relevant when you consider how the suspect was berated and threatened by the officer. 

This incident is giving credence to some reports of abuse and unprofessionalism that are circurlating among people on the internet.  Keep in mind that the officer knew he was being filmed by a news crew! Most incidents of misconduct occur when there are no witnesses.

I recently wrote a blog entry, THE NEW RULES OF RAILFANNING: DON’T TRESPASS, BE ALERT, REPORT ISSUES, outlining some of the challenges that are faced by the special agents and the public.

Here is the video of the incident from the 33 News, The CW, Dallas/Fort Worth.  You can decide for yourself if this was out-of-line or not…



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    DALLAS, TX - A Union Pacific police agent is on administrative leave after a profanity-laced arrest that was caught on camera by The 33 News. The unidentified railroad agent took a man into custody inside a watery tunnel near downtown Dallas. The agent chased the suspect accused of public intoxication and entered the tunnel with gun drawn...

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The police officer was completely out of line. He should’ve shot the scum sucker on the spot. The scum sucker was obviously guilty.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterConcerned Citizen

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