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Transcript of Arrests Made by Deputy Taylor


February 10, 2004
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Transcript of Arrests Made by Deputy Taylor

The following is a transcript, prepared by News 8 Austin, of the patrol car video camera tape of the arrest made on Feb. 9, 2002. Timecodes given within the transcript refer to the timecodes shown on the tape.

Arrests by Dep. Taylor

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Taylor: How far do you have to go?
W: Just like three minutes. I'm sorry. It's been a really hard time.
T: Understandable. But, if you're that upset, ma’am, what I need you to do is sit here a minute.
W: (inaudible)
T: OK, turn your hazard lights on for me. (repeats a second time).
(Watkins closes the door with the window up)
T: No, no, no.
T: (Opens door) Have you had anything to drink today?
W: No.
T: Are you taking any kind of medication?
W: I had something to calm me down today.
T: OK what did you take today?
W: Naproxin.
T: How long ago was that?
W: 5 hours ago. (inaudible)

18:14:00
T: Turn your hazard lights on for me?
W: This is a new car for me. I'm sorry.
T: Is anyone at your house who can come pick you up?
W: (inaudible)
T: OK, come out here and step to the back of your car.
W: I am fine.
T: Step to the back of your car for me. Stand on the curb. OK, let’s slow down for a second. I understand you're upset and I'm sorry for what's going on, but right now, you're not listening to me. OK. You need to kind of relax for a minute. Have you had anything to drink today?
W: I'm fine.
T: Have you had anything to drink today?
W: No, I haven't.

18:14:48
T: OK. And you took Naproxin about how long ago?
W: I'm sorry. Please. Don't do this to my family.
T: Ma'am, I 'm doing what I can right now. But, if you’re in the state that you're in, and you hit the curb, it's up to me to make sure you're safe to drive.
W: I'm totally safe. OK. Please don't do this to my family right now. OK. I'm fine. Can you follow me to my house?
T: No ma'am.

18:15:11 (First Sobriety Test Attempt)
T: That's my other question. Is there anyone at your house who can come pick you up right now?
W: No.
T: There's no one at your house?
W: No. My husband is sick. He's a surgeon and he's sick.

18:15:24
T: Do me a favor. Put your feet together and put your hands by your side. I need to ...
W: Why are doing this to me?
T: I need to make sure ma'am that you're able to drive.
W: I am. I am. Please, you don't what you're doing to me right now.
T: Is there any alcohol in that vehicle?
W: No.

18:15:43
T: How far do you have to go?
W: Two minutes. I am a really good …
T: Who's at your house right now?

18:16:04
W: My husband and my children.
T: How old are your children?
W: Pardon me.
T: How old are your children?
W: 16, 13, and 11. I wouldn't do anything. We're all so upset. My husband almost died.

18:16:17
T: And once again, I'm sorry for that. But I need to make sure that you are able to drive. Is there a next door neighbor?
W: Please don't ask me to do this right now. I am fine. I am fine.
T: Is there a neighbor next door that can come pick you up?
W: No, I'm not going to do that. I'm fine.
T: Well, we have a choice here ma'am. I can either say you're not able to drive because of what just happened back there, or...
W: You know what.
T: No, listen to me ma'am.

18:16:40
W: They called me on the phone. I was talking on the phone. And I got upset because they were crying and was crying and I thought my husband was going to die. Can you understand that?

18:16:53
T: But you're not listening to me and I'm trying to help you. But you're not willing to help me help you, OK? Is there anybody at your neighbor's house who can come pick you up? Is there anyone at your neighbor's house who can come pick you up?
W: Can you just drive with me for two minutes?
T: No ma'am. No ma'am. You're not working with me here. OK, I am trying to help you. Is there anyone at your neighbor’s house who can come pick you up? That can bring another licensed driver that can drive your car and drive you home?
W: I am fine. I'm fine. I'm nervous and I'm upset.
T: OK.

18:17:30 (Second Sobriety Test attempt)
T: Would you mind performing a field sobriety test for me?
W: I would not. I would not mind … I'm fine.
T: OK, put your feet together and put your hands to your sides. OK. I need you to tilt your head back and close your eyes and stay in that position. OK Tilt your head back. Keep your eyes closed. Keep your hands to your side. OK. In that position right there, keep your feet together and keep your hands to your side. OK, then with your eyes only, not your head, with your eyes, I need you to follow the tip of my pen. Nod your head. Do you understand that. Keep your hands to your side. (Pause)

18:18:51
T: OK, did you understand my instructions? With your eyes only, OK?
W: (indaudible)
T: Now, what I want you to do is with each index finger I want you to touch your nose, but I don't want you to start until I tell you to start.
W: (inaudible)

18:19:21
T: What you're going to do is tilt your head back and alternate fingers and touch your nose with each index finger. Do you understand that?
T: OK, tilt your head back and touch your nose with each index finger. Do you understand that? Begin.

18:19:50
T: OK, did you understand my instructions? I said with your index finger and you used all your fingers. Stand right here for me. Do you have any problems with either one of your legs? You need to stand right here and face me. Stand right here and face me. Put your feet together with your hands to your sides. I need you to listen to me. My set of instructions OK? OK? OK?
W: I do.
T: With either leg, it doesn't matter which one. I need to raise your leg, it doesn't matter which one, six inches off the ground, point your toe. I need you to look at your toe and count to 30, OK? Don't start until I tell you to begin. (Talks into radio)
W: What are you doing to me?

18:20:40
T: OK, ma'am, I'm performing a field sobriety test, OK? That you are going to do. OK? Now, do you understand my set of instructions.
W: (inaudible)
T: With either leg it doesn't matter which one. I need you to raise your leg, it doesn't matter which one, I need you to lift it off the ground, point your toe six inches, keep your foot off the ground six inches, point your toe and with your eyes look at your toe. I need you to count to 30. (pause)

18:21:13
W: I'm Sorry.
T: OK. You can begin again. (Pause)

18:21:33
T: OK. You didn't count to 30. OK. Come step over here on this line facing that way on that line right here.
W: What's your counting level? I'm sorry.
T: What is my counting level? I don't understand the question.
W: What is your counting level?
T: What is my counting level? I don't understand the question.
W: I counted.
T: Out loud.

18:21:55 (Taylor demonstrates sobriety test)
T: I told you to count out loud.
W: (inaudible)
T: OK, I need you to put your feet, either foot, on that line. Right here facing this way. OK. What you are going to do now, you're going to walk nine steps, you're going to touch heel to toe, just like this, heel to toe, OK. Walk down nine steps and back nine steps. Keep your hands to your side.

18:22:18
W: Down nine steps. Um, your just saying things that are just (inaudible) any person who's stressed out right now. I want to tell you I am not an unhealthy person. Please, I am so stressed out right now.
T: OK, do you want me to say the instructions over?
W: You know what I want to say, no, I want to say, can you call someone at the hospital and see that my husband has (inaudible).
T: No. And I understand that ma'am. But I need to make sure that you're safe to drive. That's what I'm doing here.
W: I am telling you, I'm safe to drive and I'm asking you please, don't make me go through this, my husband is going to …

18:22:50
T: OK. Well, I've asked you.
W: I'm asking you to drive me two blocks to my car.
T: And I've asked you ma'am that if you can call someone to come and pick you up and you refuse to do that. So, what I'm trying to do is make sure, if I allow you to drive off, that you are safe to drive ma'am.

18:23:08
W: You know what? If you're going to do this to me, I will call someone.
T: That's fine ma'am. You have the right to do that.
W: But, I need to get home to my husband who's sick and ill, and in very, you know.
T: So, are you refusing to perform any more field sobriety tests?
W: You know what, please. I want you to tell me about my rights. If I need to call someone to come right now and they know that I'm upset because I've got friends who are helping me right now.
T: To come pick you up to take you home?

18:23:33
W: No, I want them to come and drive with me. I have my mother-in-law and my children at home. I've been in (inaudible) for two days with my husband. OK?
T: OK, Ma'am.
W: As a police officer, you can follow me two blocks.
T: No I can't because I'm liable. OK. If I follow you and you have a wreck, it's on me.
W: You know what, you can do this. I think you can.

18:23:55
T: No, I can't. and I'm not going to do it. We have two choices. Either we can call someone to come and pick you up because you are so upset and what just happened up there. We can either do that or you can perform a field sobriety test to prove to me that you're able to drive home.
W: You act like I'm not OK. I'm perfectly fine.
T: Ma'am, you hit a curb.
W: You know what?
T: You hit a curb. OK, I'm doing my best to be patient with you.

18:24:17
W: If I have someone call me on the phone and they're crying, you don't know what's going on in my life. OK. My husband ...
T: I'm doing my best to be patient with you. I'm doing my best to be patient with you. Ma'am. I'm doing my best to be patient with you.
W: OK. My husband is like …
T: I'm doing my best to be patient with you.
W: No you're not. You're not working with me. You can walk with me, you can go.
T: No. No. I'm not going to do that.
W: Who do you want me to call?
T: Whoever can come and pick you up, ma'am.

18:24:40
W: I'll go and call right now. I'm going to drive home.
T: No, you're not going to drive home. You're not going to drive home ma'am unless you perform field sobriety tests and you prove ...
W: (inaudible)
T: I'm saying that in the state that you're in right now, ma'am, it's probably unsafe for you to drive home. That's what I'm saying. That's what I'm saying. And I'm trying to help you.
W: (inaudible)
T: Lets stand over there at the curb, so I can get out of traffic. Stand on the curb so I can get out of traffic.
W: (Waves her hands – inaudible.) I don't know what to say, OK.

18:25:15
T: You took some medication. What is it for?
W: (inaudible)
T: You took some medication to calm you down. Then you're driving on a public roadway too calm. Then you hit a curb. OK. Do you not understand the safety in that?
W: I do
T: OK. So, what I'm trying to do now ma'am is make sure you get home. That's what I'm trying to …
W: I need you to work with me.
T: I'm trying to work with you. If you can get someone to come and pick you up, you can go home. You're refusing to do that.
W: I'm just asking you to follow me.
T: I'm not going to follow you and I can't follow you.

18:25:54
W: I think you can.
T: No, that's not an option. So, let's stop that. That's not an option. Is there a neighbor, somewhere, close to your house that can come now and pick you up, ma'am. If a neighbor can come with someone else, they can drive your car and they can drive you home. That's what I said earlier ma'am.
W: What are you going to do to me?
T: I'm going to watch you get in your car with a neighbor and go home.
W: What are you going to do with me after this?
T: Do you have a neighbor that can come and pick you up and take you home?

18:26:32
W: I want to know what my rights are. I want to know what you are going to do to me after this.
T: After the neighbor comes to pick you up?
W: Yes.
T: I'm going to go on my way, and you're going to go on your way.
W: You're not going to hurt me in any way.
T: No, I'm not going to hurt you, ma'am. I'm not out here to hurt you.
W: You don't know what I've been through.
T: You're right, I don't, and I'm trying to help you get home safely.
W: I am safe please, if you could just follow me for one block home. Why? I don't understand this.
T: No ma'am.
W: Why? I don't understand this.
T: No ma'am.
W: Why? I don't understand this.

18:26:56
T: Put your hands behind your back.
W: No, I will do something.
T: Put your hands behind your back OK.
W: (inaudible)
T: Ma'am don't do this.
W: I'm going to get somebody. Do not handcuff me.
T: Don't do this.
W: I'm going to get somebody. I'm going to call somebody.
T: (Calls radio) 3 Adam 21 Uh, kind of step it up. Need back up.
W: Please don't do this.
T: Turn around and put your hands behind your back.
W: (inaudible)
T: Ma'am, put your hands behind your back.
W: Please.
T: Ma'am put your hands behind your back.
W: Don't. No. No.
T: Put your hands behind your back.
W: Wait a minute.
T: Ma'am, put your hands behind your back.
W: I'll call someone.

18:27:43
T: Ma'am put your hands behind your back, OK?
W: I will call someone. (inaudible) Please. I will call someone right now. (Taylor pulls out handcuffs.)

18:27:52
T: Ma'am, stop. Stop resisting. Stop resisting, ma'am. Stop resisting. Stop resisting.
W: (Screaming-inaudible) Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Please, please.
T: Ma'am stop resisting. Stop resisting. Stop resisting.
W: I'm not going to let you do this to me.
T: Stop resisting, ma'am.
W: What are you doing to me.?
T: (Radio) I've got one in custody.

18:28:38
T: Ma'am, I tried. OK. I tried. Stand up. Stand up. I tried my best with you ma'am. I tried my best, OK?
W: (Inaudible)
T: Turn around. Turn around. Excuse me, do me a favor and get out of the street.
W: Take these off of me please or come and help me please.

18:29:04
T: (Radio) 3 Adam 21 Step it up. I have two more that's uh … interfering with my arrest.
W: (Inaudible) Help me please.
T: I'm going to tell you one time. Stay where you are. Stay where you are. Stay where you are. Stay where you are. I'm going to say it again. Stay where you are. Get away from me.

18:29:20
T: Get away from me. Get away from me.
Richard Mark Phillips (RP): What are you doing?
T: I'm a ... Get away from me. I'm going to say it one more time. Get away from me.
RP: What are you doing with?
T: Get away from me.
Carol Phillips (CP): Leave her alone.
RP: I saw you throw her on the ground.
W: I didn't do anything.
T: Get away from me. Excuse me (to Carol Phillips (CP)) you need to get away from me.

18:29:45
T: You are interfering with my arrest. You're interfering with my arrest.
RP: (Inaudible) 90 pound girl on the ground. You ass (inaudible).
T: Excuse me
RP: Yeah, you heard me.
CP: (walks on cam with RP to silence him) Phillip.
T: Data 12 I've got two adults. Tom 1 Henry. On 3 Mary
RP: Why'd you throw her on the ground?
T: (Radio) They're interfering with my arrest.
RP: Her husband had a heart attack. (All off camera)

18:30:22
RP: (Inaudible)
T: Have a seat.
T: (Radio) I'm on Westlake just past Carry Back. Turn around and put your hands behind your back. Turn around and put your hands behind your back.
RP: Kiss my ass.
T: Put your hands behind your back. (Scuffling sound.) Put your ...

18:30:34
T: I asked you. I asked you.
RP: I'm fixin’ to knock the [expletive] [expletive] out of you. You stupid [expletive] you just hit my head.
T: Put your hands behind your back. Put your hands behind your back. Put your hands behind your back.
RP: OK. You big [expletive].

18:30:57
T: Stop resisting. Stop resisting. (Radio.) Another one in custody. start EMS, one of them's been sprayed.
T: (To partner) Put her in custody. Put her in custody.
T: (To RP) Get up.
RP: I'm going to get up.
T: Get up.
RP: I'm going to get up. I'm going to get up.
T: Get up.
RP: You don't have to help me up.

18:31:28
T: Stop resisting, sir. Stop resisting.
RP: I will [expletive].
T: Stop resisting
RP: You (inaudible) [expletive].
T: (Radio)

18:31:45
(Woman screams)
T: (Radio) You have any APD units? Whoever can start this way, start this way. (Woman screams) We have a crowd.
CP: You're hurting me. (Screams)

18:32:02
T: You come over here.
RP: You quit pushing.
T: You come over here.
RP: You're being unnecessarily rough. I said you're being unnecessarily rough.
T: Did you know she was drunk?
RP: I don't care whether she was drunk or not.
T: Excuse me, turnaround.
RP: I know her husband.
T: Turnaround sir.
RP: I know her husband had a heart attack last night.

18:32:15
T: (Radio) If it's not for us, close the channel. We have a big crowd. I need some more units. William 42, I need you in route.
RP: I know her husband had a heart attack last night. I saw you (inaudible).
T: Sir, stop resisting.
RP: I'm not resisting anything you stupid [expletive].
T: Stop resisting.

18:32:51
RP: If you want me to do something, you ask me. You don't [expletive] manhandle me like a goon.
T: Have a seat. Have a seat.
RP: I'd be happy to sir.
T: (Radio) We're on Westlake Drive just past Carry Back. If you turn on Westlake. She cuffed, Mike?
(Unknown-someone shouts it out): No she's not.

18:33:22
RP: (To crowd): Will some of you people call the real police and send them over here.

18:33:31
(Taylor walks in front of camera and stays in front of camera during screams for help.)
RP: (Yells) Help (Woman screams.)

18:34:10
(Screams and cries)

18:34:26
T: Put her in your car.
Mike Mancias (MM): Relax, ma'am OK, relax.
CP: You're crazy.
RP: You're [expletive] ego's are out of control.
T: Do you have a driver's license on you sir.
RP: I don't give a [expletive] whether I do or not.
T: Do you have a driver's license on you sir.
RP: I don't know. Do you? I might have.
T: Sir.
RP: I got one. If you pull my shirt again. If you pull my [expletive] shirt again.
T: Sir. I just asked you. I just asked you. I just asked you. I just asked you.
RP: I just told you (inaudible).
T: Stop yelling at me. Stop yelling at me.
MM: Man relax.
RP: You [expletive] relax. You guys are out of control.
MM: You're not making things better for yourself.
RP: You're egos are totally out of [expletive] control.

18:35:00
MM: Sir, if you've got a complaint. You can take care of that later.
RP: I got a complaint. That's why I pulled over here.
T: Thank God for cameras.
RP: He took that 90 pound girl and threw her face down on the ground.
MM: Well this is not the way to take care of it. Calm down.
T: I got your driver's license. I got your wallet sir.
RP: Let me see.
T: Is that your driver's license?
MM: Let me go to my car.

18:35:39
T: (radio) Now I need some more units.

18:36:26 (Phillips' interview with a lieutenant)
T: (To Lieutenant) She comes down here. I come down here. Just kind of messing around. She comes up. I told her we'll do sobriety. She says her husband just had surgery ... but she smells like alcohol. She smells like alcohol. So, I do field sobriety. I tell her can you call somebody. She says no. She don't want to do field sobriety. I'm just going home. I said no you're not going home.
Lt: Hold on a second.
T: This vehicle. Get this vehicle out of here. Say again.

18:38:01
T: So, anyway. She's talking about her husband. You know, I'm understanding with that. I told her to call somebody to come and pick her up because what she did was unsafe. I'm talking to her, talking to her, talking to her. She refuses to call somebody, refuses to get some help, refuses to do anything. I understand her husband is sick and everything, so I'm trying to get her home. She stopped doing that. So, I sit her in the backseat of my car. And I was going to call somebody to come and pick her up. But she starts resisting ... starts resisting … I put her on the hood of my car. She starts resisting. It didn't work, so I put her on the ground. Then these two come up and I asked them several times to get back, get back, get back, get back. They wouldn't get back, they kept coming. She got behind me, he approached me. I sprayed him. Then she came up, she ended up over there. Then, I put her in custody and started dealing with him.

Lt.: OK. Have you decontaminated him?
T: No.
Lt.: Do you want to decontaminate him?
T: I don’t have any water. You got some water? … If you’d just do me a favor and hold all my people back.
Lt.: What witnesses are you going to take? I think I heard enough information, but [inaudible] complaint.
T: Oh yeah, that’s right.

18:39:28
Lt.: Let me get my car situated.
T: Yes ma’am. Do you have a question for me?
W: I would like to have my purse, please.
T: We’ll get you up in just a minute.
W: Can you give it to me right now?
T: No ma’am. Is it in your car?
W: Yes.
T: No ma’am. We’re not dealing with your purse right now. Do you have any ID on you.
W: No, I don’t.
T: Do you have any ID in your vehicle?
What?
T: Do you have any ID in your vehicle?
Yes, I do.

18:40:00
(Taylor walks past camera. Sound fades in and out.)
T: Would you like to talk to me?
No, I don’t want to talk to you. I want to talk to my friends.
T: That’s not going to happen right now.
??: Do you have their IDs?
T: I got his. She said hers in the car.
??: I’ll get that. Here you go.

18:41:08
T: Where’s your driver’s license ma’am?
W: Can you tell my husband [inaudible]
T: No ma’am. Where’s your driver’s license?
W: You know what?
T: Where’s your driver’s license ma’am?

18:41:28
Taylor walks past camera to W’s car. Opens driver’s side door, presumably looking for license.

18:42:00
Walks to passenger side of car, tries to open door, finds it locked, walks back to driver’s side to search for ID.




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