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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