Officer in Tolan shooting free on bond

April 7, 2009 2:43:16 PM PDT
The Bellaire police officer who was indicted in the shooting of an aspiring baseball star is now free on bond. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

We have just received this mug shot of Bellaire Police Sergeant Jeff Cotton. He was indicted Monday for aggravated assault by a public servant. He's accused of shooting Robbie Tolan during a confrontation at Tolan's home on New Year's Eve after police mistakenly believed Tolan was in a stolen vehicle. He was not.

Cotton has since turned himself in and posted a $20,000 bond. Cotton is currently on administrative leave and due back in court on April 17.

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