According to KTRK Donald Neely was arrested in Galveston on Saturday accused of criminal trespass. Suspect was walking behind a horse with the rope attached to the handcuffs while the officer lead the way. Are you phuckin serious?
This is poor judgement. Seriously you couldn't wait for a police car, the suspect is already handcuffed. This is so phuckin wrong. Read the statement below from GPD!
Chief Vernon L. Hale, III of the Galveston Police Department released a statement saying in-part:
"Although this is a trained technique and best practice in some scenarios, I believe our officers showed poor judgement in this instance and could have waited for a transport unit at the location of arrest. My officers did not have any malicious intent at the time of the arrest, but we have immediately changed the policy to prevent the use of this technique and will review all mounted training and procedures for more appropriate methods."