Texas Deputy Charged for Slapping Man after telling Man to Slap him First

Harris County sheriff's deputy Ellison Collins was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on a misdemeanor assault charge.

A Texas sheriff's deputy has been indicted by a grand jury for slapping a 61-year-old man who had attempted to slap him first.

The only problem is, Harris County sheriff's deputy Ellison Collins told the man to slap him, acting as if he would not arrest him.

And the man was naive enough to believe him.

“I am giving you permission to slap the (s- - - -) out of me, and get it off your chest,” the deputy says after the man asked if he would be arrested.

When Jerry Alan Vaco raised his hand and moved it close to the deputy's face, Collins slapped him so hard he fell down. Collins then handcuffed him.

"That was stupid," Collins tells the man as he leads him away in handcuffs.

The incident took place in September 2018 in front of an IHOP restaurant after Collins encountered Vaco in the parking lot. It is not clear at this time why Collins confronted Vaco in the first place but it took more than a year to complete the investigation on Collins.

The video shows Vaco may not have even touched the deputy after he slowly lifted his hand towards Collins' face.

Court records show Vaco was charged with interference but the case was dismissed. He has a history of trespassing arrests so perhaps that had something to do the deputies confronting him in the first place.

The deputy, who has been on "non-law enforcement administrative duty" since the incident, is facing up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Collins' bodycam was turned off during the incident but another deputy had his turned on which is what led to the charge against the deputy.

Comments (24)
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Gonzo0o5
Gonzo0o5

Dum azz wanna be negro needs to get fired!! Yea I said it

Wengland
Wengland

Wondering if the officer with the cam turned on is in the shit now?

x773x
x773x

ONLY a WHITE person would have the AUDACITY to ASSAULT a POLICE OFFICER when asked.

WHITE PRIVILEGE at its finest.

The trolls and comments OF SELF ENTITLED WHITES if the officer was WHITE and the slapped man was BLACK.

Smh The times we live in.

Chrome Dome
Chrome Dome

Now y’all see how dumb and stupid he was,now the other cops kept their cameras on and their cameras are being used against him but you see how the white cops weren’t going to go all out for his black behind like those white cops stood behind Jason Van Dyke but none of them was charged with conspiracy and I’ll bet anybody that he stood around and allowed the white cops to do what he did to the white guy do to black citizens though but either way he should be charged with felony assault because unless my eyes were playing tricks on me,that was an old white guy and if he gets jail time I hope that they put him in population because those fellows hate guys who beat old folks and children whether they’re cops or not throw him away along with the key I couldn’t give a dam.😡😎

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

more window dressing to keep the sheeple happy. after the pathetic jail sentence this POS will be back out abusing innocent victims once again.

it is time for a REAL crackdown on police misconduct!

AirWolf
AirWolf

GOOD, hope he also loses his LEO License and is prohibited from ever working in Law Enforcement again.