You may recall the story we had last month about the KVIA Channel 7 television news crew that was arrested in El Paso while covering a big-rig crash on Interstate 10.
The camera man videotaped the entire episode and many people expressed opinions that the police sergeant involved in the arrest had over-reacted. The news crew was released by the officer's superiors when they were taken to the station.
The El Paso Times reports today that the police officer -- Raul Ramirez -- has been demoted from sergeant to officer after an internal affairs investigation into another incident involving use of excessive force against a fellow officer.
The demotion had nothing to do with the news crew arrest, the paper reported. The last thing I saw about that case said that police internal affairs officers were awaiting statements from the two journalists.
-- Lance Murray