Harris County DA wants deputy constable to stand trial

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office wants a deputy constable who had charges against him thrown out to stand trial after all.

The DA's office announced on Tuesday that they've appealed the ruling by the 208th district court, which quashed the official oppression charges against Harris County Deputy Constable Jimmy Drummond. The judge had ruled the statute of limitations on the case had run out.

Eyewitness News obtained video of the alleged incident even before prosecutors knew about the case. Drummond could be seen on that video from a 2011 traffic stop, allegedly kicking a man in handcuffs on the ground. Prosecutors say they filed a criminal complaint on the case within days of finding out about it in September 2013. He wasn't indicted, though, until December 2013, three months after the two-year statute of limitations expired.

Drummond could have been sent to jail for up to a year if convicted. He had been placed on administrative leave while under indictment.
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