Texas police officer accused of brutally beating woman after she was found sleeping in car

The police of Killeen, Texas are in the spotlight again after a Harker Heights Police Department officer was accused of savagely beating a woman. The gruesome photos of the aftermath have left police scrambling to come up with answers.

According to a Facebook post by the alleged victim’s attorney, Leah Dure was asleep in the passenger seat of her boyfriend’s car when a Harker Heights cop dragged her from the vehicle accusing her of driving under the influence.

Dure’s attorney, Lee Merritt has called for the officer he identified as Officer Wood to be fired and criminally charged for his actions against Dure.

Merritt explained how the incident unfolded, noting that “Leah rode with her boyfriend to a local ER after a New Year’s Eve party so that someone could look at his eye which was injured at the party.”

Having had a few drinks, Dure chose to stay out in the vehicle and sleep in the passenger seat while her boyfriend was treated inside.

“She woke up to a white male officer dragging her from the car and banging her face into the concrete while accusing her of DUI,” Merritt explained.

According to Merritt, the abuse did not stop after Dure was arrested for seemingly no reason.

She was taken to jail and was further physically assaulted by the officer she identified by his badge as Officer Wood as she tried to explain she was not driving, she doesn’t know how to drive, this was not her car,” he explained.

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  • Boink389

    That is a mad fcking dog; there is no excuse for it.
    This is the reason for the Second Amendment–Tyranny

  • come-and-take-it

    You should always lock your car and have a legally carried loaded handgun. Fear of grievous bodily harm is justification for self-defense. Center body-mass, breathe, squeeze.

  • tomhoser

    Your tax dollars at work!

  • Zaphod Braden

    Sick and tired of the POSERS that grovel over cops ….. the Wannabes that play dressup in clean leathers and ironed jeans and “get the faints” like little girls …………..
    Have you noticed there are no massive funerals with TAXPAYER FUNDED police cars/equipment and TAXPAYER PAID police saluting for the VICTIMS of police MURDERS?
    Where is the recognition and apologies to the VICTIMS of their BLUNDERING???

  • HanzP_Is_A_Pretentious_Douche

    She should spend the settlement money on a hit man.

  • Florian Crazzi

    Welcome to US of Terror , the #1 democracy . . . . Well done america , show everyone you’re Real Face

  • Paul Franken

    Badge Criminals at it again? Story needs more verification.