Police Officer Nathanial Robinson not indicted
ABC13 is reporting the following.
VICTORIA, TX — A grand jury has declined to indict a Victoria police offer who used a Taser on a senior citizen during a traffic stop late last year.
The decision came down Thursday, but released yesterday, clearing Officer Nathanial Robinson, who used his Taser on 76-year-old Peter Vasquez during a stop for an expired inspection sticker on December 11.
Following an internal affairs investigation by the Victoria Police Department, it was determined Robinson violated three different policies and was fired from the department. Police Chief Jeff Craig cited “conduct and performance”, “use of force” and “arrest without a warrant” as the policies Robinson violated.
Eyewitness News spoke exclusively with Peter Vasquez’ son yesterday. Albert Vasquez said his father is extremely disappointed by the grand jury’s decision released Friday, and thinks it sets a bad precedent.
“I think this is going to be a disappointment throughout the community, throughout the nation. I feel that their disappointment is going to be because this could’ve been them,” Albert Vasquez said.
This is why many Americans have no faith in police or the grand jury system. What does it take to ensure that the rights of some Americans are respected.