Police Officer Allegedly Hits Pregnant Woman Because His Ammunition Belt Was Loose
According to the Associated Press, Deanna Robinson was 38 weeks pregnant when she was arrested after police came to her parents’ home as part of a child abuse investigation. During the arrest, Robinson, who can be heard on video stating that she’s pregnant, allegedly had her front pushed against a counter. When officers were unable to handcuff her, one of them allegedly struck her. Robinson has filed a complaint and is seeking for the officer to be charged with assault. An investigation by the Texas Rangers is ongoing.
Hunt County sheriff Randy Meeks says there are two versions of what happened. In one version, the officer assaulted Robinson, in the other, the officer used force because Robinson reached for his weapon. According to the Associated Press, Meeks conceded in a press conference that he was not sure that Robinson reached for the officer’s weapon, but that the officer in question told investigators his ammunition belt had been loosened in the struggle.
According to Robinson, a few days prior to her arrest, she and her husband got into a fight that escalated into a shoving match. Robinson was holding her 18-month-old child at the time of the incident. One of Robinson’s older children told a teacher about the incident, and the teacher contacted the police.
Meeks claims Robinson was shown a court order that allowed the Texas deputies to take custody of her 18 month-old-son but Robinson contends she was given no explanation as to why her child was being taken from her.
Here’s the video from the Associated Press: