You don’t have to tell Camina Figueroa, Harris County Sheriff’s Office has hit rock bottom, the lawsuit filed against her explains it all. Many will benefit from Figueroa’s 911 call and think twice before making that phone call, especially if there’s a chance the officer responding will be met with physical force.
One would think with all the classes, training and the high potential of any peace officer meeting resistance on the job, they’d be prepared to face hostility with just a routine traffic stop. One would think a call for assistance with a drug induced suspect would cause one to mentally and physically prepare while enroute to the location.
Harris County Deputy Brady Pullen didn’t prepare, arrived on the scene, walked into the residence and was immediately, according to him, viscously attacked. During the attack Pullen pulled his service revolver and shot the suspect several times, ending the attack, as well as, the attacker’s life, which is what he was supposed to do.
The suspect, Kemal Yazar, supposedly was high for about a week on bath salt and when Figueroa called 911, she only requested an ambulance. Pullen was perhaps, a safety measure.
One would think, Pullen has good insurance. He suffered a number of non life threatening injuries, but still, his insurance has taken good care of him. Being a sheriff’s deputy, would strongly imply, the union also took very good care of him. Obviously, that was not enough.
Pullen has filed a lawsuit against Figueroa, claiming she did not detail the potential danger he walked into when she called 911. Amazing yes, political correct in a time when political correctness is the norm, no.
This is beyond liberal political correctness. It establishes a new low for even them. It installs fear of ever calling 911, requesting an ambulance, which requires only details of the reason for such service. If a sheriff deputy shows up not fully briefed on the situation, which is not in any sense, the responsibility of the caller, a lawsuit could surface and for what purpose?
What’s next, going to a war zone, coming under fire, returning such fire and when the smoke clears, file a lawsuit against the enemy because they didn’t brief you of the potential dangers associated with war?