Cumby police chief accused of excessive force

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Wade: 'I had the cuffs on the whole time'

Sabastian Wade shows injuries he claims he received in the custody of Cumby Police Chief Paul Robertson. While injuries sustained during resisting arrest are common, but Wade claims Robertson used too much force for the situation as Wade was already handcuffed, he said. The News-Telegram requested body camera footage to substantiate or deny these claims, but Cumby Police petitioned the Attorney General to withhold the footage.
“I have thoughts that my world is less safe,” says Sabastian Wade, 26, of Sulphur Springs. According to Wade, he experienced excessive force during a March 7 arrest at the hands of Cumby police Chief Paul Robertson. Robertson’s official arrest report does not note excessive force. With the legal process in limbo due to COVID-19, the News-Telegram examined both claims. ROBERTSON’S STORY On…

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