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Cops charge wrong-way driver who was shot by police Capt. with assault - The Galveston County Daily News : Police

August 26, 2014

Cops charge wrong-way driver who was shot by police Capt. with assault

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  • sverige1 posted at 7:34 am on Wed, May 21, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 3232

    Response to vic krc posted at 5:57 pm on Tue, May 20, 2014,
    Response to carlosrponce posted at 7:37 pm on Tue, May 20, 2014.:

    Well, we're all sinners - even the canonized Popes were sinners. I would think the "better person" is always the individual who acknowledges that we're all mere mortals (no one is more, or no less inclined to sin).

    That's why I have big misgivings about people who claim to have the answers as to who will get their "pass" to heaven and eternal bliss. So, to answer your question: There's not a single person on earth who has not committed at least one "mortal" sin. That is, unless the person grew up to be a "vegetable" and was not exposed to temptations that the typical human beings are confronted with.

    Therefore, by default, there's quite a few folks who have made it to heaven and they committed mortal sins of various types (whether they're your favorites or mine...makes no difference). Now, I do think the 8th commandment of bearing false witness, wishing evil on others, gossiping, etc. are the most commonly committed sins, and perhaps those are the types of sins that are the easiest to cease committing. That is, the 6th commandment (don't commit adultry) is a much more difficult sin to get rid of because we humans are part of the animal kingdom, and "the flesh is weak", so to speak. I just think that learning to not judge and to stop gossiping is an easier task. That's what God would want, for us to do our best to serve Him/Her by fixing what we can and trying to be better at the things we can't fix as easily.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 7:37 pm on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2010

    It just means we are both sinners:
    (Acts 10:34) "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:"
    He was quite correct. God is not a respecter of persons. He does not show partiality or favoritism, and neither should we!

     
  • vic krc posted at 5:57 pm on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    vic krc Posts: 175

    Yes, so I noticed. As far as a religious topic is concerned, how about something like the following: If my favorite sins are not your favorite sins, does that make you a better person than me, or I a better person than you?[smile]

     
  • vic krc posted at 5:12 pm on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    vic krc Posts: 175

    Unfortunately only bad stuff makes the news, and it seems to be the only stuff that some people pay attention to. Anything human is going to be flawed but I am not willing to tar the whole law enforcement profession because of relatively few bad actors. Shakespeare was right when he had Marc Antony say that the evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones. This is just a dramatic way of saying that good news just doesn't sell. It is easier to feel good about ourselves when we can point out the bad stuff that OTHER people are doing.

     
  • bvresident posted at 4:37 pm on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1025

    I think Vic's starting to get the hang of the questions bit. Too much left open and while I think we'd all like to believe that LE makes great decisions in difficult situations it doesn't take a lot of searching to find out how many terrible decisions actually get made by cops with horrible endings. Then you add the ones who are basically criminals themselves and the public is sometimes safer not calling 911.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/1257707/cop-uses-jpx-pepper-spray-on-dui-driver-eyeballs-were-literally-blown-into-pieces/

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 4:25 pm on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2010

    I guess 2001 and 2010 do qualify for occurring in the "last" decade but to most people, July 2010 happened less than 4 years ago. He does not qualify for sainthood - no miracles attributed to him.[beam]

     
  • sverige1 posted at 4:02 pm on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 3232

    Response to carlosrponce posted at 1:47 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014,
    Response to kevjlang posted at 3:00 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014:

    Quite a rapsheet from decades past. Too bad WrongWay did this latest thing last Thursday, well after the chief acolytes organized and celebrated the canonization of the Popes. His name could have been turned in for blessed sainthood as well.

    Oh, vic krc - we don't let threads die very often here. Just wait: We can turn this thread into a debate over religion and politics real quick!

     
  • kevjlang posted at 3:59 pm on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 2800

    bvresident, re-reading the articles again, it sure seems like the first attempt to identify himself as a police officer was when both vehicles were stopped and WrongWay was getting out of his truck. If WrongWay were in one of the conditions we suspect he might have been in, regardless of what his fluent language(s) is/are, his brain probably wasn't processing anything regardless of spoken language. Anyone that can't process why all those cars on his side of the freeway are going the wrong way into a realization that it's because HE'S going the wrong way, is probably also not processing "Police, put your hand's up".

     
  • kevjlang posted at 3:52 pm on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 2800

    The articles aren't clear as to what type of vehicle Heyse was in. However, most of those K-walls in the middle of the freeway are only around 3 feet or so high. It might be tough to shoot over one of those from a standard passenger sedan, but full-size pickups put you well above the tops of the walls. If he happened to be driving a 4x4, or something elevated even more, I would think it would be relatively easy to point the gun with no trick shooting required. Probably would still require pretty good marksmanship to do it from a moving vehicle on a typical bumpy Texas highway. Of course, pickup truck tires are fairly large targets, too, and it wasn't like he needed a "perfect" shot. Anything that causes the tire to leak air pretty fast is all that's needed.

     
  • vic krc posted at 2:24 pm on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    vic krc Posts: 175

    I guess this thread is pretty much dead by now, but I am curious to know if anybody has any ideas about how a tire could be shot out from another vehicle across a concrete barricade. Seems to me the round would have had to have the trajectory of a Brad "Lights Out" Lidge hard slider - fall off the table at the last split second.

     
  • gecroix posted at 12:59 pm on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 2886

    It won't take you long to figure out, if you haven't already, that a bunch of folks here use their little internet anonymous moniker as a shield behind which to hide by saying things they would never have the stones to say to someone's face.
    Most don't.
    Some of us...uh, I mean some of those other guys...could use a bit more tact....
    [beam][beam][beam][beam]

     
  • vic krc posted at 11:48 am on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    vic krc Posts: 175

    I am relatively new at this blogging game. One thing that I have noticed is that it is one heckuva lot easier for misunderstandings to crop up when the only way to communicate is with text and a few emoticons. What is missing are inflections of voice, facial expressions, body language, etc. that can only come up in face - to - face conversations. When having a conversation, any differences of opinion that arise are more genuine when you have more cues to work with. I think all of this texting going on now days makes us less human to one another.

     
  • gecroix posted at 10:26 am on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 2886

    Now THAT shows what happens when a man posts who knows what he's talking about.
    Very reasoned.
    Well done, sir.
    Vic krc, I never was a Police officer, but I was an Operations Supervisor and Fire Captain for many years at Amoco Oil/BP Refinery, and fully understand and appreciate the need to make split second decisions, the best one can with the info in front of their face, when inury or worse is possible.
    AND that there was almost always another way to have done the job, maybe even better.
    I suspect that you understand the difference between a critique, and just being critical.
    In practice, the two words are as different as 'stuff' from Shinola, although some folks can never tell either apart....[beam][beam][beam][beam]

     
  • vic krc posted at 9:10 am on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    vic krc Posts: 175

    Guys, now that I have had a good night's sleep and am on my second cup of coffee I want to clarify some things.

    First, I in no way want to be taken as someone who believes that our police officers should not be held to standards of accountability and that their actions should not be subject to review. This incident certainly needs to be reviewed, no doubt.

    Second, I was responding to posts whose default position seems to be that whatever a police officer does is wrong. I have seen that here and in other blog posts. Police officers can do wrong, but their job requires them to make quick decisions in the heat of the moment and they are just as human as we are. OK, I know, I am preaching to the choir, but I get irritated as h--l at smug second-guessers. I know all of you do not fit that description, but some do.

    I can speak from personal experience because many years ago I was an army MP and I also worked for a while as a civilian police officer, and also a volunteer emergency care attendant.

    The fact remains that we have the luxury of sitting in our comfy chairs with our keyboards after the fact while the police officer is in the field, many times alone, and has to make SNAP decisions.

    My only intention in my posts is to try to convey at least some appreciation of what is going on AT THE MOMENT. (Sorry about the caps, I want emphasize, not to shout.) We expect our police officers to preempt as well as respond - the major difference between the police and other emergency responders.

    As far as this specific incident is concerned details are sketchy. I find it very difficult to believe that, even if the officer was left handed, he could have shot out a tire while firing over a concrete barricade while in his vehicle. I assumed (!) that he pulled ahead, got out of his vehicle, and waited for wrongway to drive by. If nothing else, it seems to me the barricade would have prevented a round hitting the tire. As always, we need more information.

     
  • bvresident posted at 7:39 am on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1025

    Vic, calm down. First, you're making assumptions about what we know. We have only heard what the GPD and GCSO want us to hear. That's hardly enough to ascertain what really happened. Although we're hearing the officer clearly identified himself that's something I personally find difficult to believe. He certainly couldn't have identified himself properly while driving down the opposite side of the freeway popping caps at the other driver in the dark of night.

    I also believe the obvious effort by LE to conceal from the public just how many rounds were expended by the officer is concerning and that's why they don't want us to know. Right now some people believe there was as few as round one round (kind of ridiculous unless you can't read) and as many as two-one in the tire and one in the gut. That makes it sound like this cop was a damn good shooter and that wasn't the case. I've heard there were a whole lotta rounds let fly.

    We also heard initially the cop shot WrongWay because he tried to run over him with his car. Then we heard that couldn't have happened because there was a concrete barrier between them. You see Vic, when I start hearing stories that had to obviously untrue when they were put out-not mistakenly, because concrete barriers are hard to miss-then I start believing we're just hearing the stuff that will put the GPD officer in the best light.

    No one's second guessing what the officer did but anyone who isn't asking questions about the lack of factual information is someone who's satisfied not knowing the truth.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 11:35 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 2800

    I concur with gecroix. Just because you get a reasonable outcome doesn't mean that the means for getting there couldn't have been better, nor that the outcome couldn't have been better. Whatever caused WrongWay to drive the wrong way, we definitely wish we could have prevented that. Preferably before the key hit the ignition. Because every bullet fired could put someone uninvolved in the situation to be scared, hurt, or killed, we would like to know just how necessary the shootings were. Also, while the officer was looking for a wheel to shoot, what was ensuring that his steering wheel was pointed in the safest possible direction, and that he was maintaining a safe distance from other cars? And, as others have questioned, what if the WrongWay had been armed? Or, what if, instead of safely stopping his vehicle, WrongWay had gone into a fiery spin? Or perhaps motored erratically down the highway and collected up cars approaching from just a quarter mile or so up the road.

    Certainly, what did happen bears a lot of significance. However, what could have happened, or could have been done differently should always be part of any incident investigation. The best emergency responders are generally the ones that have played the situations in their minds, and are prepared to act in whatever means protect the most lives and best avoid damage, while leaving the least unmitigated risk. A balancing act, to be sure, but one we expect our emergency personnel to handle deftly.

    This situation might have turned out the best way possible. However, there might be things here that we might want to do quite differently should a similar, but not quite exact, situation come up again.

     
  • gecroix posted at 11:03 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 2886

    UNLESS I WAS in the officer's position, I don't KNOW what I'd do. Actions are based not only on real time situations, but the people analyzing and reacting to them. Every situation is different, even when, ostensibly, each person has received the same training. Why? Because no two people, and no two situations, are exactly alike.
    What I do KNOW based on responding to hundreds of different emergency events, is that when after action review(s) was made, there was almost , almost, always something that could have been done differently, equal or better, and/or might be expected to happen differently next event. THAT is not 'second guessing', its having enough sense to realize that nothing is perfect, even when all has gone well, and enough experience and professionalism to NOT get bent out of shape because of a question(s) asked.
    As such, I offered ONE possibility that, if not appropriate this time, it, or a similar course of action, might work better next time than shots fired.
    If you have any emergency response training and experience yourself, then you know that's true.
    If not, then, who's 'second guessing' who?
    So far, all ANY of us are doing is using our imagination on this event, because until a report is finished with full details, it's all guesses.
    Personally, I haven't said the officer did anything WRONG, just wondered whether anything else could have been done. Maybe. Maybe not. The vast majority of Police do a GREAT job under lousy conditions for a largely ungrateful public. HIGHLY admirable, but a step or three shy of sainthood.
    I ALWAYS critiqued myself as hard as I could before the crew and officers critiques post-event, and anyone elses comments were a) welcomed, or b) rejected as inappropriate for the situation, and explained that reasoning to that person.
    No doubt we'll eventually hear what this Officer has to say.
    What I have not and won't do is presume that no error can be made, or nothing learned, or nothing improved, just because of someone's position in life.
    A thin skin is nothing of value when life and/or property is at risk.
    From the participants in play, or anybody else...
    Once facing imminent assault, an Officer who has identified himself as such and ordered an attacker to stop should do what he has to do to stop the attack.
    Maybe somebody faulted him for that, and I just missed it...
    Counseling session?
    Funny...[smile]

     
  • vic krc posted at 9:21 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    vic krc Posts: 175

    I'm still waiting. WWYD?

    Crossed fingers are not very helpful. The call had already gone out and wrongway was moving. Do you have any idea at all when he can be stopped? I would say the sooner the better.

    As far as the wrestling goes, that was a rhetorical question. Use your imagination. Wrongway knew the officer had a gun and he still jumped the barricade and charged him. If you were in the officer's position, WWYD, start a counseling session?

     
  • bvresident posted at 9:16 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1025

    Well I thought you were talking about finding possible misconduct about a specific LEO on the Internet and now you're referring to stories about civil suits. If you think because you can find something about yourself that it also means you'll find negative non-public information about a cop on the Internet I'd ask who you think would be placing it out there? There could be any number of complaints about this cop or any other and you'll never know about it from the Internet.

     
  • gecroix posted at 8:05 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 2886

    Possibilities, just in the spirit of post-incident critique, which pretty much every emergency response organization does, in order to try and improve, or at least better understand. I've been to, and participated in, hundreds.
    Heavy on 'possible' because, usually, the person closest to a problem has the best feel for what's going on, for sure...usually. IMHE
    Bayou Vista PD has some nice Chrysler Go Fast PD cars. POSSIBLY, the same radio that alerted to the situation might have asked BVPD to get on the freeway via the on ramp not 1/4 mile from them, and stop the oncoming vehicle, since it was heading that way, on that side of the freeway? Maybe. Has anybody asked them? I dunno.
    I do know radio waves are faster than vehicles.
    Depends on where it all started, the time frame, and the whereabouts/availability of BVPD.

    There are other possibilities, POSSIBILITIES, but, one thing at a time.

    Now, tell us, what's it like to wrestle with a maniac on a busy Interstate highway?
    I have no idea...

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 7:15 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2010

    We're talking about the modern age of communication and miscommunication. I can search the internet on ME and and find negative things about me from students as pay back for writing them up, giving them a failing grade, catching them smoking on campus, giving them detention, etc. There are plenty of negative reports on police, just read the the GDN on the H2O case where the police were found guilty yet they felt not enough money was awarded."H2O verdicts: $49K total for all plaintiffs" and "Police brutality lawsuit at H2O heads to federal court". If memory serves, you commented on some of these: bvresident posted at 9:54 am on Wed, May 14, 2014 "The only thing that provides an impetus to correct abuses by law enforcement is the continued awarding of huge damages to plaintiffs. When city leaders are choking on the payouts they'll finally reorganize LE leadership and make the changes. Otherwise, it's a 'look the other way' problem."

     
  • vic krc posted at 6:01 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    vic krc Posts: 175

    Can any of the second - guessers out there tell me what they would have done??

    It so happens I was an up close and personal witness to a multi - car collision not too many years ago on I45 southbound near the Vauthier Road intersection when I was driving to work in the morning. A lady was driving northbound in the southbound lane. Luckily I was on the feeder road or I would probably been involved. Luckily no one was killed. I suppose that she shouldn't have been stopped if it were possible to do so?

    As far as the shooting goes, has anybody tried wrestling with a maniac on a busy interstate highway?

     
  • bvresident posted at 5:57 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1025

    You're pulling my leg right Carlos? Surely you don't believe you can search the Internet and find anything negative about cops unless it's been made public or they've been charged with something? You're smarter than to believe that.

    If you are interested in getting a feel for the "tip of the iceberg" just Google-police abuses- and you'll have enough reading to last you for a year. In this Sunday's Austin-American Statesman there was a really good article about how bad cops get passed around and covered up. There's a police culture that you don't snitch on your buddies no matter what, kind of a gang-like mentality, that makes it very difficult for bad cops to be exposed, to be weeded out, or to be criminally charged. Then add those at the top of the LE pyramid like District Attorneys and if they aren't the type with integrity and a willingness to hold bad cops accountable then it's off to the races for those wearing a badge who might be prone to misconduct.

    Regardless, I'm sure I won't change your mind about whether there are just a "few bad apples" in law enforcement or whether there is a lack of accountability, a lack of high standards for hiring and performance, and a systemic culture that protects its own no matter what the circumstances or behavior but it doesn't matter.

    I haven't accused the GPD officer of doing anything wrong. What I am doing is asking questions rather than just believing the little tidbits I read in this paper.

     
  • gecroix posted at 5:15 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 2886

    Well, now we know why Wrongway was going wrongway, and was also stupid enough to charge at a man holding a gun on him who'd just fired several shots in his direction...he's got a history of stupidity manifesting itself as bad choices and actions.

    "Heyse, driving north on the same freeway, pulled parallel to the truck as it neared the Texas City Wye and fired several shots at the vehicle’s rear tire to disable it."

    Here's hoping none of those several shots that missed wound up in anybody's roof at Bayou Vista...If one had wound up in someone's head, we'd probably have heard about it by now...
    Depending on the type of round, a bullet glancing off of a hard surface can go a long way...
    At this point, it appears that there was a whole lot of luck all around that nobody's dead.
    Throw the book at Wrongway. The Houston Yellow Pages is a good place to start...

     
  • gecroix posted at 4:52 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 2886

    They survive because they are relaxed when the impact comes, at least in part.
    You had to see this to believe it, I'm sure, but in the summer of 1969 I was right out of high school and working as a summer hire for the Texas Highway Dept.
    We were repairing a bent gurdrail under Vauthier overpass one day, when the flagman up the road screamed for us to look out and run. A red Plymouth had nearly hit the flagman, run off onto the shoulder, then hit the turned down end of the guardrail on the oncoming traffic end, went airborn, and speared the NW concrete support column on that bridge dead center of the front bumper.
    Pieces of that car were flying all around us...nobody hit bad.
    We ran to the car, which was WRAPPED around that column, with the column all the way back against the top edge of the roof.
    This was pre-air bags days, of course.
    First guy to it grabbed the door and when he pulled the handle the whole door fell off. Right behind it, the driver came falling out onto the ground (his seat was about 4 to 5 feet up in the air). COVERED in what looked like blood.
    So help me, the guy SAT UP, and the first thing he said was did anybody have some gum so the Police wouldn't smell booze on him!!!
    Turns out the 'blood' was transmission fluid, and tomato juice.
    Not so much as a visible bruise anywhere, and no complaints of any pain. He was just so utterly drunk he couldn't stand unassisted.
    You or me, we'd have been doing some explaining to St. Peter on that one...

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 4:48 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2010

    Based on previous performance, Capt. Jeff Heyse, a public information officer for the Galveston PD seems to have a good record from what I find on the internet. I cannot find any"history of making poor decisions or acting outside of the law while wearing the badge (or not wearing it)". Nothing in this article indicates otherwise. Show me proof of "unlawful behavior by law enforcement" and I'll believe you. I am related to and know too many in law enforcement to know sometimes you get a bad apple. This one looks like a good cop.

     
  • bvresident posted at 4:30 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1025

    Where did it say he was impaired and why wasn't he charged with such?

     
  • kevjlang posted at 4:29 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 2800

    The article does say that multiple shots were fired at the tire. I think it was only one round fired at the charging individual that was rudely interrupted from his leisurely cruise up 45. Perhaps to someone that only read part of the story, your question about multiple rounds probably made no sense, since there was only one round fired to the stomach. However, for those of us that have read more than just one line or paragraph, your question seemed clear enough.

     
  • bvresident posted at 4:24 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1025

    Carlos, I don't think anyone believes he's a good guy and he should have to answer for his conduct. But it also shouldn't excuse unlawful behavior by law enforcement if there was any and it would be just as interesting to know more about the background of the GPD officer. If he had a history of making poor decisions or acting outside of the law while wearing the badge (or not wearing it) would that be important to know? I think it would because obeying the law is what should differentiate law enforcement from the criminals.

     
  • bvresident posted at 4:19 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1025

    You're exactly right JB. A prime example was the punk in Dallas who got off after being under the influence and killing three people and crippling another. They called it "affluenza". People who commit those acts are criminals and we have laws to deal with them. You'll remember the judge in the case was the one who levied the insignificant sentence in that case.

    The WrongWay driver in this incident was obviously in the wrong. Someone else said he was impaired but he doesn't seem to have been charged with being under the influence. Nor does it relieve the GPD officer of being responsible in his conduct. I understand there are many who believe law enforcement should be allowed to conduct themselves in any manner they deem reasonable but of course that often means they're not really any different than the criminals they pursue. We don't know what happened in this incident but the sketchy details and a record of this D.A. going easy on law enforcement doesn't bode well. We'll see if it ever goes to trial. If it doesn't I'll have to be the one to bring it to light because the GCDN can't seem to muster the courage to expose anything unseemly when it comes to the candidate they endorsed for District Attorney.

     
  • bvresident posted at 4:12 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1025

    So he shot the tire out and shot the guy in the stomach with the same round? I don't know the exact answer to my question but I heard there were a lot of rounds expended. You'd think that would be a question asked by those with the GCDN who write these stories but there seems to be an amazing lack of curiosity by the reporters and editors when it comes to writing about some people.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 3:00 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 2800

    With a resume like that, he can't be too far off from Altar Boy or Choir Boy. [beam]

    All indications are that Mr. Anderle wasn't setting a great example of good behavior throughout this incident. However, I think it's also reasonable to ensure the officer was performing as well as he should have, too. The outcome we got was fairly good. However, we also need the responsible agencies to look at what the worst that COULD have happened, and make sure that the risks and other actions taken in this case were reasonable trade-offs. The potential for out-of-control vehicles careening around on both sides of the freeway could potentially be far worse that one vehicle barreling against traffic on one side of the freeway--at least for another minute or two.

     
  • Jbgood posted at 2:10 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    Jbgood Posts: 1916

    If that guy has a driver's license somebody needs to suspend ( TAKE IT )it until Jupiter merges with the sun! If he has not killed someone yet, in all the scrapes he's been in, it is just a matter of time before he does!
    -
    Here is what gets to me,...when a drunk or someone high on something hurts or kills someone, by auto collision,... it always seems they live through it!!! Why is that?

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 1:47 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2010

    Here's his mug shot from 2001, charged with driving while intoxicated, seems to be a nice young man.
    http://www.bustedmugshots.com/texas/rockdale/nelson-ray-anderle/62188921
    And here's his mug shot from Jan. 2010 for hit and run in Florida:
    http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/Nelson_Anderle_3193789/
    And here's his mug shot from July 2010 also from Florida:
    http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/Nelson_Anderle_4612384/
    But we musn't hold these past offenses against him. He seems to be a nice young man.[beam]

     
  • Jeffs posted at 1:03 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    Jeffs Posts: 35

    As I said in the other thread... Great Job to GPD off-duty Officer Heyse for stopping an impaired driver from seriously injuring or killing innocent people while this driver chose to drive up against traffic at night. Thank you.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 12:45 pm on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 2800

    If I, like Mr. Anderle, had someone driving the wrong way down the freeway shot out my tire, I'd be ticked off, too. I wonder if Mr. Anderle now understands that it was he that was driving the wrong way on the freeway.

     
  • cjmmama posted at 11:25 am on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    cjmmama Posts: 18

    The article says one shot was fired.

     
  • bvresident posted at 9:43 am on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1025

    So how many shots were fired? Should be easy enough to give that to the public. Was it two or five or ten or twenty?

     
  • bvresident posted at 7:45 am on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1025

    Seriously, the guy is driving the wrong way down the freeway and he's charged with assaulting a public servant? At night and he's got someone shooting over the divider at him in a personal vehicle wearing plain clothes. The D.A. Jack Roady will end up with another dismissal. The officer wasn't hurt, wasn't hit, the other driver apparently didn't have a weapon. This ain't going no where. If he gets a decent defense attorney this is going to be picked apart.

    But this fits the modus operandi of that D.A. Roady. The public should be more outraged that a Texas City officer who was indicted on a felony charge by a grand jury had his case dismissed by Roady without ever going to trial. We have a D.A. who believes in two scales of justice-one for law enforcement and elected officials and one for the rest of us. Now that Galveston County LE understands what Roady will do for them, watch and see what they act like during the next four years of Roady's term.

    Here's what Roady's record of dismissals prove. If you're law enforcement, being charged with a felony is something he loathes and he will fix it as quietly as possible. If you're a common citizen like Frederick Mueller, or Nara Wilson, or Joshua Bledsoe, well then you're going to get the full boat before the charge is dismissed-or in Bledsoe's case a directed verdict of acquittal for concealing evidence by Roady's office.

    If there's anyone in Galveston County that believes we have a District Attorney's Office that does "The Right Thing For The Right Reason" (Roady's campaign lie), then you're either law enforcement or an elected official. Of course, his record couldn't be so hidden without the GCDN looking the other way. Both the publisher, Leonard Woolsey and editor Heber Taylor know about Roady's dismissal of the felony charge against the TC cop and they ain't gonna say a thing about it.

    I believe Roady has dismissed more felony charges during his first three years than Kurt Sistrunk did during his whole tenure.

     
  • joy2thefishes posted at 6:36 am on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    joy2thefishes Posts: 18

    Tiis cop should be fired, and be charged and convicted on fellony charges ! NO EXCUSE . He displayed the authority of a common THUG ! NOT that of a professional ! Professional and Galveston police used in the same sentence is at best a LOOSE statement ! (An OXYMORON)