On the morning of July 13, a Sommervell County, Texas police officer was arrested after firing his weapon in the direction of a church and residential area.
The officer claimed he was sadden by the Dallas shootings that occurred earlier in the month claiming the lives of five officers.
According to a Dallas’ FOX 4 News July 29 report, the officer responsible has been identified as 27-year-old Sommervell County Sheriff’s Deputy William Cox.
The officer was hanging out in the parking lot of an Ellis County, Texas church crying and appeared to be drunk. Arresting officer’s body cam captured the man’s confession to shooting his weapon.
Cox has been fired per FOX 4 News’ report but there will be no charges pressed. The pastor has come forth and said that he forgives the officer.
However, Ellis County District Attorney Patrick Wilson believes that this was favoritism.
“The criticism being lobbed against law enforcement and the criminal justice community in general in our community and our society today the foundation of that criticism is what’s illustrated in this case,” says Wilson. “And that is favoritism that some people in the criminal justice system get treated differently. How can I dispel that narrative when these facts completely support that?”