Lietenant Julie Pleasant is part of the Houston PD Domestic Abuse Response Team, which is made up of units including a “trauma-informed” police officer and a victims’ advocate. Primary officers handle arrest, DART units”focus soley on the victim.” Watch the video for more information on policing and domestic violence.
Marvin Scott was a 26 year-old African American suffering from Schizophrenia. Marvin used marijuana as a medication for his condition. At an outlet mall in Allen, Texas, Marvin was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. The officers first took Scott to a local hospital because he was reportedly acting erratically. He was subsequently released […]