Home > News > 

Texas: Warnings preceded DPS recruit's death

June 28, 2005

PrintCommentRegisterRSSWhat's This

Texas: Warnings preceded DPS recruit's death

Member Submission

By Dave Michaels, The Dallas Morning News

AUSTIN, Texas – A Department of Public Safety recruit died last month of injuries suffered after a lieutenant overruled two supervisors' warnings that the trainee was too overmatched by a superior fighter to box in an agency-sanctioned drill, records show.

The death of Jimmy Ray Carty Jr. is apparently the first to result from an exercise long used to teach recruits to defend themselves, though one recruit suffered a serious head injury in the late 1980s.

The training staff at the department – whose spokesmen initially described the boxing only as an "arrest-and-control tactics" drill – is investigating the May 26 incident but has not halted use of the exercise.

For full story, visit: Warnings preceded DPS recruit's death

Related stories:

Thousands Attend Funeral for Texas Trooper

Training at the Speed of Life - May 2005

Be the first
to comment
PoliceOne comments can only be accessed by verified law enforcement professionals.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.

PoliceOne Offers

Breaking Police News

P1 on Facebook

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips, columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

PoliceOne Exclusives

Featured Videos