Hurst teen wants charges dropped after officer suspended - Dallas News |

Hurst teen wants charges dropped after officer suspended

Posted: Updated:
HURST, Texas -

A Hurst teen whose arrest sparked an officer investigation is trying to get his charges dropped.

Cellphone video captured in November shows Officer Disraeli Arnold holding Andrew Rodriquez to the ground and shouting profanities.

The video prompted an internal investigation, and last week Officer Arnold was suspended indefinitely.

A letter detailing the suspension said he used unnecessary force and was disrespectful to a citizen.

The chief also criticized the officer for saying he thought his foul language was helpful under the circumstances.

Seventeen-year-old Rodriquez said he's not sure why the arrest was so intense.

"I'm not sure why he made that choice. I don't know, he just started trying to take me to the ground once I was on the phone, trying to take it away. I don't know what the reason was for that," he said. "I'm just hoping the charges get dropped. That's all I want."

The Tarrant County district attorney will decide whether to drop the charges for resisting arrest.

Officer Arnold has three days left to file an appeal of his suspension.

Powered by WorldNow

400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices