Posted on Mar 29, 2018
SSG Jeffrey Leake
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CJ Grisham, President of Open Carry Texas, Army veteran and recent candidate for State Representative in District 55, along with a couple of other people was arrested yesterday in Olmos Park, TX (Bexar County). He was tazed and subsequently injured in that arrest with a head injury and was hospitalized. I was told that the head injury was a large gash on the back of the head. He also suffered numerous scrapes on his wrists and arms.

Grisham and crew were legally opening carrying pistols and long guns in response to an event last week when an Olmos Park police officer drew guns on and detained someone with a protest sign solely for the reason of open carrying a pistol (which turned out to be a training fake).

Grisham had a phone conversation with the Olmos Park Police Chief, Rene Valenciano about their policies, etc. in which the chief seemed entirely unconcerned with his officers illegally detaining people for a perfectly legal activity. (The conversation will be linked in the comments below).

Grisham and crew went to Olmos Park yesterday and were legally and peacefully open carrying and got arrested for it. There is a video of the arrest. There was no articulated probable cause for the arrest. The police showed up, including Chief Valenciano and ordered Grisham and his crew to the ground. Grisham at least refused. It was Valenciano that personally tazed and arrested Grisham.

Between the phone call and video from the site, it's very clear this was an illegal arrest by an oath breaking police officer and they will be held accountable.
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MSgt David Hoffman
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It stuns me that a Texas police chief could be that incredibly stupid. I hope he loses his job and faces prosecution for this stunt.
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MSG Andrew White
MSG Andrew White
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A1C Ron Simpson - YOU SOUND IGNORANT!! SMDH YOU CAN'T CLASSIFY ALL LEO'S TOGETHER.
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Sgt Michael Betts
Sgt Michael Betts
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I have been both a Marine Sergeant and a police Sector Supervisor and in both endeavors I have met some of the finest people I have known in my over seven decades of life. I have also met some who were a disgrace to the uniforms they wore. Cops are human beings and subject to each and every frailty and foible which every other human is, to include anger and stupidity. I ve lost count of the number of times I started a "counseling session" with "Son, just what the hell were you THINKING?" Both Marines and police are accountable to higher authority and that's where problems with either should go, not as complaint on a public forum.
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1SG Walter Craig
1SG Walter Craig
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A1C Ron Simpson - Sounds to me like you are full of hate, I can't decide who you are mad at Sgt Hoffman or the POPO. Either way apparently 2 tours didn't teach you any thing, get over it.
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CWO4 Ray Fairman
CWO4 Ray Fairman
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I am a retired 42 year USMC CWO$ and a Law Enforcement officer of more then 45 years and only say that without a doubt most officers are of the finest caliber. just like our military forces, some bad apples exist in our ranks just as they do in yours AIC as you so proudly seem to proclaim being one of those examples. I have met some of our LEO bad apples in my career, but only one worked for me and that ended rapidly. Even so, I always comply with the request of an armed officer on duty and file my charges against their actions later. resisting in a public place, especially their own house ususaal forces even the best officer to suffer from damaged pride and you all know what that does to you, yourself. Lets use reason and remember the old addage praise in public and hammer their ass in private.
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Jennifer Grisham-Rasco
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In essence, this was a constitutional audit that Olmos Park Police department failed to a level no one imagined. They went there to expose the corruption and constitutional violations of the Olmos Park Police department. All OPPD had to do was honor their oaths. Instead, the held armed and unarmed civilians at gunpoint, assaulted two people who were neither suspected of not committing crimes, destroyed evidence (broke camera of Jim Everard), seized and kept cell phones (because of the video that was taken on them), they tazed and assualted a man who was neither a threat nor a suspect, they kidnapped a woman on a retaliation warrant that they got for "interfering" for her videotaping them harrassing someone with a sign, then that same officer that had assaulted that lady prior got caught on tape threatening to rape her when she was in back of the police car, they falsified documents, filed false charges, lied, bragged about "squashing the rebel" because they knew who they had, held other camera operators at gunpoint, and the list goes on. Not sure why you're conflicted unless you believe in backing the blue no matter how corruption the officers are. If OPPD has egg on it's face, they put it there themselves.
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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SSG Robert Perrotto
You are correct about all except statistics being an enemy.
In addition to those stats, it's also important NOT to overlook the contributing factors that mitigate a demographic being troubled & non functional.
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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SPC Chris Ison
Yes.
Thanks.
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SSG Robert Perrotto
SSG Robert Perrotto
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CPL Joseph Elinger - I do not overlook contributing factors, nor do I ignore systemic issues within law and judicial systems - I point out that reform is needed, At the same time, I also do not ignore the culture that regularly glamorizes violence on others, the amount of violent crime in inner city areas, the culture of demonizing those that succeed and educate as uncle toms, among the nicer slurs being thrown. A large part of the issue and image is self inflicted.
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SrA Sheila Holmes
SrA Sheila Holmes
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Welcome to how blacks are treated every day. You follow police’s orders or get roughed up or killed. Individual militias are now how this country works. They can file FOIAs and expose through reporting. Dumb move on their part.
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MSgt Steven Holt
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Now accepting applications for the position of Police Chief in Olmos Park TX. Several positions for patrol officer will also be available.

I hope that Chief has a VERY good attorney on retainer. He's going to need one.
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SPC Chris Ison
SPC Chris Ison
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SFC Mark Riedel - The law says a person is innocent until proven guilty by a jury of his peers. If you kill him before trial he dies an innocent man. So "guilt or innocence" does NOT factor into a cop using lethal force.
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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Such baseless arrests of *"legal" Open Carry Citizens, without clear additional *"probable cause" also opens the Officers, PD, & City to Civil Rights Violation charges!
Lawyers & JAG,
please chime in on 5his one.
I smell a fat profitable Civil Suit!
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SPC Floyd Hall
SPC Floyd Hall
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The chief and his rogue officers shoul be forced to pay their legal. But, we taxpayers will again be subject to paying for the defense of the indefenseable.
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SPC Floyd Hall
SPC Floyd Hall
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MSgt Donald Brookover MSG. You might want to check our Constitutation yet again. Taxpayers will and 99.9% of the time have footed the bill for police misconduct. Check the recent Supreme Court decision. We cant win when it comes to civilians with too much to hide get elected to office. Those who know of their indiscression will always profit, Im sorry to say.
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