March 16th 2012 – A Port Aransas, TX man, Dustin McCaskill, was on his property when a Port Aransas Patrol unit pulled into his condominium complex. Two intoxicated females exited the police unit. One of the women fell, hitting her head on the ground rendering herself unconscious. Mr. McCaskill witnessed this from 60 feet away. As the woman lay unresponsive, Mr. McCaskill stated” Oh My God, Is She Okay?” Officer Carlos Del Moral responds with ” Shut up, you’re probably drunk too!!” McCaskill responded, “I’m not F*cking drunk”, then was attacked by officer Del Moral and Don Murphy.
Del Moral threw McCaskill into some bushes and then onto the ground where he continued to force McCaskill’s face into the pavement while he was handcuffed.. “You’re Going To Jail Mother F*ucker!” says Del Moral. Officer Carlos Del Moral then tag teamed his partner “Don Murphy” to take over. The officers eventually let McCaskill go with no charges. Chief Scott Burroughs initiated an internal investigation into the incident.
Burroughs had no comment about the attack to the media. Officer Carlos Del Moral did resign but the internal investigation cleared the two officers of the actual attack. However, five counts of misconduct were sustained against officer Del Moral. Detective Michael Hannon was also found to have committed one count of misconduct, mishandling the investigation.
Port Aransas Police Chief Scott Burroughs sent McCaskill the dash cam footage of the incident on two disk. McCaskill discovered that the reason the video was on two disks was because the Port Aransas Police Department cut the video when the attack began. They edited out the attack and continued the video on disk two. Proof has been forwarded to Chief Scott Burroughs of the edited video. Another internal investigation is currently being conducted within the Port Aransas TX Police Department.
Here is the video, which includes two local news stories as well as the dash cam footage from the police: