I'm not sure this is appropriate for here, and I am not posting the story to be a cop basher. I guess I'm posting just to vent my utter surprise at what has happened not all that far from where I live. This story below is another good example of nothing good happening after midnight.
To paraphrase the news story from our TV's website, a 41 year old Deputy Constable was observed by a patrolling city officer to cuff a young woman and put her in his patrol car. It seems the city officer didn't realize a kidnapping was in progress.
The Constable never took the young lady to jail. She "woke up" in a parking lot several hours later.
Meanwhile some friends who had seen her cuffed called her parents, who called all the local law enforcement offices looking for their daughter... who of course was nowhere to be found within the jail system.
Nothing has been said so far about whether or not a sexual assault happened. That she woke in a parking lot suggests to me at least that she was forced to take something, though I suppose something could have been slipped to her before she was taken by the deputy. Or perhaps she was beaten-- just speculation on my part as there has to be a reason she was unconscious in a parking lot.
The deputy will apparently be charged with kidnapping, though things are still under investigation.
From the actual new story, "The investigation revealed that the victim was transported to the location without her consent and outside the scope of (deleted officer's name) law enforcement duties.
In addition, at no time was the victim transported to a jail, holding facility or any other location designated to hold persons placed under arrest....
On August 31, 2011, detectives obtained a warrant and placed (deleted) under arrest.
Charges: Kidnapping – PC Sec. 20.03 – 3rd degree felony"
I deleted the officer's name just in case there turns out to be another side to this apparently sad story.
Something like this happening in my community is almost absolutely beyond belief.