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A firestorm erupted last March when a video surfaced that showed a Texas police officer pepper spraying a group of motorcyclists riding past his patrol car. Motorcyclists who watched the video (now with more than three million views) were angered at the apparent assault on riders. The cop, William Figueroa, claimed he needed to spray the riders because they wouldn’t vacate the lane next to his patrol car that was pulled over at the side of the road.

Surely the overly aggressive cop would be severely reprimanded for his actions that could’ve hurt or even killed riders as they rode past, right? Well, thanks to our favorite moto-riding attorney, John Butrus, we were able to dig into the situation. Sadly, the outcome of the investigation seems to be far too lenient for an officer who demonstrated a complete lack of concern for the safety of our fellow riders.
Read more about the Pepper-Spraying Texas Cop Update at Motorcycle.com.
 

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He should have been fired, because even the Ft. Worth pd can't fix stupid.
 

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So this in no way excuses ther cop's poor judgement but.....

From NBc/Dallas-FW:

Dispatchers had gotten several reports of motorcycles driving recklessly, weaving in and out of traffic or driving too slowly and blocking lanes of traffic.
In a message to other officers nearby, Figueroa wrote: "287 nb is shut down by a bunch of delinquents."

"The motorcycles were driving on 1 wheel and weaving in and out of traffic not allowing motorists to pass," the officer wrote in his report.
The officer had just pulled over a truck carrying six people – friends of some of the bikers.

According to Figueroa, the truck was driving slowly on the center lane of the highway, with two men standing in the back recording the bikes.
Brittany Botella was the driver.

They were all idiots in this case. The biker's in question should not have been doing what they did, but again, this DOES NOT JUSTIFY the officer's actions....

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Report-Tells-Other-Side-of-Pepper-Spray-Story-373793871.html
 
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