[Eugene Volokh] Mum’s the word: Secret proceeding about secret order to keep secret a police abuse guilty plea

(iStock) According to a 2013 Houston Chronicle article , Derek Collier Thorworth was indicted for “hitting a handcuffed prisoner … in the back of a patrol car”; Thorworth was a Harris County, Tex., deputy constable at the time. In February 2016, according to Houston Channel 2 , Thorworth pleaded guilty: The incident happened in [victim Ferry Rounds’] North Harris County driveway in August 2012 after the now-32-year-old failed to pull over initially for a traffic stop involving expired registration.

Source: [Eugene Volokh] Mum’s the word: Secret proceeding about secret order to keep secret a police abuse guilty plea

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