FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Video: Houston Cop Regrets Punching Suspect

July 15, 2011  | 


A Houston Police officer "let her emotions get the best of her" when she punched a handcuffed armed robbery suspect, she said in a statement Friday.

Officer Angela Horton, 36, issued the statement through her attorney a day after Chief Charles McClelland relieved her of duty on Thursday, after a local news station aired footage of the incident. Officer Horton has been on the force since 2007.

Here's the account from the Houston Chronicle:

Houston officers had responded to a 911 call of a robbery attempt by three armed men at a convenience store north of downtown. One suspected robber jumped on a train, but was quickly detained by two officers.

A KTRK-Channel 13 helicopter crew was recording the encounter as Horton walked up to the group. The officer stopped in front of the handcuffed suspect and punched him in the face.

Source: Houston Chronicle

Watch the KTRK footage of the incident:


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

The Man @ 7/19/2011 2:42 AM

I hope justice is done also. The Officer should lose some time, and learn a lesson. But more importantly, I hope the suspect's family takes a course on how to raise their children, SO THEY DON'T TRY TO COMMIT ARMED ROBBERY! Hopefully the justice system puts the little thug away until he's at least 21, because clearly his "family" has done a horrible job raising him. Just like the old test, if your daughter is dancing on a pole, you failed as a parent. Well, if your son is committing armed robbery, YOU FAILED AS A PARENT! the rest of law-abiding society DOES NOT CARE what the family of this little thug thinks about a single punch to his moronic jaw! Quit giving these failures air time!

Dan Birdsley @ 8/3/2011 6:54 AM

Sadly, as long as their are bleeding hearts that are determined to make a name for themselves through a "cause" there will be reports like this.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Michigan State Police Director Loses Pay for Facebook Post on NFL Protests
The director of the Michigan State Police will lose five days of pay for sharing a...
Video: Los Angeles Deputy Shot in Vegas Massacre Shares Her Story
Lori Kammer, a 16-year-veteran of LASD, and her husband Todd Kammer, a longtime sergeant...
Video: FL Detective Captures 9-Foot Anaconda with Stick, Bare Hands
A Florida detective responded to an unusual call last Wednesday, but it was one that she...
CHP Officer Works Overtime During Fire Disaster to Help Her Napa Neighbors
Ross, who patrols Napa regularly, said she’s gotten to know the neighborhood where she’s...
Video: 2 FL Teenagers Shoot at Officer in Unmarked Car
A 15 and 17-year-old are accused of shooting at an Ocala, FL, police officer outside an...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine