VICTORIA, Texas – The lawyer for a Texas police officer fired for using a stun gun on a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop says there was "nothing unreasonable" about that level of force.
Former Victoria police officer Nathanial Robinson plans to appeal his termination with the city. His attorney, Greg Cagle, told the Victoria Advocate in a story published Sunday (http://bit.ly/1FHB3AP ) that Robinson acted constitutionally within the law.
Dashboard camera video from Dec. 11 captured the initial struggle between Robinson and Pete Vasquez, who was pulled over for an expired vehicle inspection sticker.
Cagle says the video doesn't show Vasquez kicking the officer. He says Vasquez "scratched his elbow and hurt his feelings" but had no injuries.
Prosecutors are now reviewing the results of a criminal investigation into the traffic stop.