Willis, TX – Two former Willis police officers were sentenced to a year in jail after lying about an arrest captured on bodycam video.
Kenneth Elmore and John McCaffery were each convicted of felony tampering with a government record.
The charges stemmed from a July 2017 arrest.
Bodycam video presented during the trial showed a man walking through a residential area as McCaffery joked about a “drive-by tasing.”
“Yeah, I’m not gonna chase him on foot, I don’t need to chase him. My car will chase him though,” another officer replied. “He’s pissing me off now.”
As one of the officers is driving while holding a Taser, you hear him yelling “Get him, get him, get him!”
You can then hear the same cop taunting the man with a string of profanities as he was face-down and being handcuffed.
The man was charged with evading arrest, but the charge was dropped a few months later, following an investigation. We are not identifying him since the charge was dropped.
The Texas Rangers launched an investigation, and Elmore and McCaffery were indicted in 2018.
“They attacked [the man], charged him with a crime he didn’t commit, and lied to cover it up,” Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon said in a statement. “These defendants disregarded their oaths to protect, to serve and to tell the truth.”