Deputy Punches Twelve Year Old For Playing With Dog

Submitted by: muert 10 months ago in Misc News & Politics

Pictured, Wilco County, Texas deputy officer, Jack Danford Jr. Pictured to the right, abrasions on the 12 year old girl’s arm following the attack on her.

It was a tough choice to arrest him, according to the Sheriff.

An excerpt from the Miami Herald:

It began at Oakwood BBQ in Austin, Texas. It ended with a 12-year-old girl in the hospital and a sheriff’s deputy in handcuffs.

It was shortly before 8 p.m. on March 3 when sheriff’s deputy Jack Danford Jr. was sitting at the back of the restaurant with his daughter and her boyfriend while a 12-year-old girl and a small dog were running around near them, according to an affidavit obtained by Fox 26 and other local media.  

The deputy picked up the dog and petted it before putting it back down, a witness told police in the affidavit. 

But when the 12-year-old girl began playing with the dog, the deputy allegedly jumped from his seat, tackled the girl and began punching her in the face again and again, police say.
There are 18 comments:
Male 2,468
I really like the fact that the sheriff fired the deputy for "reflecting badly on the department" and not for beating the living snot out of a 7th  grader.
Because  obviously in Wilco county Texas that isn't a chargeable offence. 
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Male 2,793
If he was hammer slamming her in the face why would they show a relatively minor scrape? I hope they did a drug test on him he may have been slipped something, or on the other hand he's just a drug addict ether way they should know about it. 
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7,047
the best part  “I went to whooping on him, and I knocked him out cold,” 
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7,047
maybe just maybe she had it coming.
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Male 284
"chief_manley Austin_Police I'd like to apologize for the actions of one of my deputy's whom your officers were forced to arrest on Saturday. I know this was a tough choice but the right call. WilCo demands professionalism bcuz thats who we are now. Hope help is sought by dpty .

— Williamson County Sheriff (WilCo) Texas (@) March 6, 2018"

Who were they before? Unprofessional cops who get a way with violently assaulting a child for no reason?

"Danford has since been charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest and injury to a child, reported CBS Austin."

 I also feel like hes still getting off rather light.
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Male 9,621
aegis1294  Hope help is sought by dpty  Yeah,  seeking help seems to be the go-to strategy for violent assholes who get caught.  
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Male 5,341
I must visit Florida some day.
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Male 688
I thought it was a Florida Man too , but - Oakwood BBQ in Austin, Texas
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Male 7,517
My first guess would be PCP, it could have been a funky batch of coke I guess.

That dude was almost certainly hopped up on something, I wonder if they were ever tell us what he was on.  
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Male 9,621
daegog Aye,  sounds like more than a few beers was involved. 
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Male 2,219
Bizarre. I wonder if there is something missing from the story. Either way, the guy is rightfully in trouble. The best part? "I went to whooping on him"
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"But when the 12-year-old girl began playing with the dog, the deputy allegedly jumped from his seat, tackled the girl and began punching her in the face again and again, police say."

"It was a tough choice to arrest him, according to the Sheriff"

Seriously? Admitting it's a tough choice means he wishes he didn't have to arrest him. There is no choice in wether or not to arrest someone for tackling a 12 year old girl and repeatedly punching her in the face.


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Male 18,342
layla_wilson his other choice was to shoot him.
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Male 5,887
Maybe a flashback from when he was a kid and a 12 year old girl kicked his dog?
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kalron27 

The big question is definitely why? It'll be interesting to hear what he has to say about it. 
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Male 9,691
Well at least they didn't shoot either of them!  That's the positive here right?
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Male 9,621
normalfreak2 Didn't shoot her? She's white;  white kids just get beaten up. 
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Male 18,342
normalfreak2 I love your low expectations.
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