Friday, March 4, 2016

TDCJ Serious Incident Report Released on Officer Homicide

http://www.tdcjunion.com/research/telford_sir.pdf


By Staff Reporter

New Boston - Today the Texas Department of Criminal Justice publicly released the Serious Incident Review (SIR) on the murder of Officer Timothy Davison at the Telford Unit. 

Click here to read the Serious Incident Review


Here are several things the report indicated:
  • At the time of the incident the Telford Unit was 97 officers short with staffing levels at 430 correctional officers out of 527 correctional officer positions.  The data indicated the unit met 81.6% staffing levels, not calculating employee leave.  The report stated staffing levels were not a factor in this incident and recommended no action on correcting officer shortages.
  • Two officers were assigned to the E POD and 1 officer was assigned to E POD Picket of 12 building during the incident.
  • The offender was not properly restrained in hand restraints upon being escorted by Officer Davison from the E POD Section 4  dayroom to his assigned cell located at E-66 (Section 5).  The report indicated the restraints were not double locked. 
  • The second E POD rover assigned to assist Officer Davison was not within close proximity to the escort during the incident.  The offender was escorted from the Section 4 dayroom to his assigned cell E-66 in Section 5.  The second officer remained in E POD Section 4.
  • As Officer Davison and the offender approached the cell, Officer Davison reached to open the cell door.  The offender was able to get his left hand free from the restraints and punched Officer Davison in the face resulting in him falling to the floor.  The offender gained control of Officer Davison's tray slot bar and struck Officer Davison with the metal tray slot bar.  Officer Davison attempted to defend himself as he regained his footing, but fell again to the floor with the offender.  The offender struck Officer Davison multiple times in the head  and upper body after the offender regained his footing.  With Officer Davison appearing unconscious after multiple blows, the offender took Officer Davison's C.O.P. (Carry On Person) chemical agent can from him and picked up Officer Davison throwing him down the stairs.  The offender sprayed the C.O.P. chemical agents towards the entrance of the POD. 
  • The second officer assigned to E POD remained in Section 4 and failed to respond to her fellow officer being assaulted during the time of the incident.  The second officer resigned in lieu of disciplinary. 
  • The offender when interviewed stated Officer Davison was a good officer who did his job and was fair to the offender population.  Prior to the murder, the offender indicated he had no problems with Officer Davison.  The offender stated staff were complacent and "I had my reason."  
 

28 comments:

  1. The offender promised to kill as many officers as he could, and he will kill again when opportunity presents!

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  2. As unfortunate as this incident was, that second officer obviously didn't have Officer Davison's back, like he/she was supposed to. Where was the officer at and what were they doing while Officer Davison was being assaulted? The report stated that the second officer resigned in lieu of disciplinary action(s), and that should not be good enough. That officer deserves some kind of punishment, just for standing around and not doing his/her job, but unfortunately, there is no system in place for that. If I ever find out who that officer is, or ever meet that person, then he/she is definitely going to get one hell of an earful from me, whether they like it or not and/or agree with it or not.

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    1. Promise , promise stop hiding behind a computer

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    2. Earful??? Wow.....how frightening a thought!

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    3. I'm right here hitch speak your mind. Let me say this, with all respect for his family. Why in the fuck would a female officer run in on a inmate (male) who is holding a bar and mace after he done murdered another male. That would have been so damn stupid. My opinion she did what any other female on that unit would have done, hell some of the men there would have done the same shit too. I think is was unfortunate that it had to happen that way. Much love goes out to his family. There was no need in two officers being killed which is what the was going to happen. That's another reason why I believe no female should be allowed to work at a male prison. Woman don't have what it takes to handle a man on lock down for life. Sorry but they just don't. Know that I got that shit out the way. Talk to me hitch I'm listening.

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    4. As a former female officer I strongly believe that your statement is BS. Woman get the same training as men and we are equipped to handle the job. This was a seriously unfortunate situation,that had nothing to do with gender but everything to do with Choices. Notice her ass quit! Charge her with accessory.

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    5. I disagree I work with some of the best female officers in NYSDOCS.Hell some of the male officers might freeze in that situation, I think this is a horrible incident but what I take from this is do not become complacent its hard not to,day after day year after year

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    6. I disagree I work with some of the best female officers in NYSDOCS.Hell some of the male officers might freeze in that situation, I think this is a horrible incident but what I take from this is do not become complacent its hard not to,day after day year after year

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  3. Im a former officer and i knew what happened when i first heard this tragic storey, in this place you must be alert at all times this is not a game, but its sad that his help wasnt there because another offender probably had her attention wow, and Huntsville is giving good officers like me a very hard time coming back to do the job i was born to do. R.I.P. my brother in grey.

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    1. Was that the case?

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    2. As a former (female) officer, I too disagree about the gender comment. It's about more than choices too. What about the picket officer, Did not one call for backup? It's about character, personality, I'm Pretty sure that someone had to of seen the signs of her failure to uphold the uniform that she CHOSE to wear!

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  4. Or it was the officers harrassing the inmate and lied about the hand restraints! Many inmates have been set up to face more serious charges. I do not condone the murder of this officer but when you see for yourself correctional officers having to resign because 4,5, or how many officers have killed inmates that never did anything wrong to the officers then you will begin to realize their is 2 sides to every story! I believe one way or the other God always prevails and as this man murdered this officer and did not restrain himself than he must face the consequences! And that should go both ways when inmates are killed TDCJ will do the best they can to cover up that story!

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    1. This is grown folks business please stay off the computer

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    2. I am Very Familiar with TDCJ System
      Of Things.They are So Crooked and
      Corrupt Themselves. Prayers to The
      Family of the Officer that was Killed. The Big Picture They set-up good guys that are trying to just do their time and go home out of there. So many of the Guards in there are crooked themselves and all the other
      Staff members.Hell so many of the
      Guards Smuggle any and everything
      To give to the Inmates.Where else do
      Toy think it comes from Big Payoff!
      And yes they do have a Shortage of
      Guards who in the Hell wanna work
      In their system they don't pay much
      Anyway .Well.we know how they can
      Cover up some Shit!Don't ever ho to
      Prison if you can help it.
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  5. I know firsthand that the staff assigned to 12 building on Telford Unit routinely neglect to carry out their duties according to policy. It's a shame that such an incident had to occur in order for this to come to light. I am not surprised in the least that the second C.O. hid like a coward while his co-worker was murdered. When the playing field is levelled, they seem to lack the courage they display when they have offenders in defenseless positions.

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    1. I also think its pretty cowardly to kick a person when they're down. Maybe Ill be around when you die, Sven so I can go on the internet and talk shitty about you!
      Show some compassion instead of judging the dead!!!

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    2. I also think its pretty cowardly to kick a person when they're down. Maybe Ill be around when you die, Sven so I can go on the internet and talk shitty about you!
      Show some compassion instead of judging the dead!!!

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    3. It IS quite cowardly to kick a person when they are down, I agree. Perhaps you will be around when I die Weston, so that you may go on the internet and talk shitty about me. If that would make you feel better, I can get your contact info and leave instructions in my will for you to be notified upon my death. I can guarantee that it won't hurt my feelings one bit, since I'll be dead. I did show compassion when I said it was a shame, and I wasn't judging the dead, but rather those officers at Telford who are cowards. (And before you get all butt-hurt and want to lash out, please notice the syntax and grammar of my last statement and realize that I'm not saying that all officers are cowards.) But, yeah, let me know about the internet thing--I'd be more than happy to accommodate you.

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  6. 81.6% of a budgeted for 527 positions? 97 Open Positions due to lack of on duty staff (Medical or Vacation or other) and not enough people willing to apply or pass the background check and physical and etc?

    If I was next of kin for the deceased...you can bet I'd be filing a Suit against Female that resigned verses being disciplined AND Texas DOC.

    I'd go so far as to Recommend a Law Firm known for taking the City of Chicago to court and costing them Millions of dollars each time.

    And Sven.. The purpose of Keeping the Prisons at a Defenseless position is so This doesn't HAPPEN you dumbfuck!

    People don't just get sent to a Maximum Security Unit because they made a bad decision. You end up in a Max in any state, and thats the states way of telling you "you are pretty much a waste of Oxygen"

    And thats another point... 97 officers short in a Max Security Unit Texas Prison.....thats not just stupid....it qualifies as Negligence on the part of Management towards the employees safety.

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    1. You don't go to prison for singing to loud in the choir!! People can blame officers, management, budget cuts,etc. There are a lot of factors that seem untold. What day was it? Was it their (Friday) last day on the shift?
      I'm sorry to bring this up but perhaps there are more to blame than the easiest target. Don't blame the one's that hire, They do there job. Don't blame officers on vacation, medical leave, etc. They earned their time. A shift only works as good as their employees do. I understand totally about the emotional aspect of this incident but perhaps people need to take a little responsibility because it's everyone's character that creates a unified bond that is called a shift.

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  7. There is no reason to put a prisoner in a defenseless position. The officers are supposed to be there so that prisoners aren't defenseless. It would be much cheaper to have a prison with no guards and automated machine-guns guarding the perimeter. I was mainly referring to the situations where prisoners are beaten by the officers after being restrained and in a position of helplessness. So, it would seem that your comment about keeping prisoners in a state of defenselessness is incorrect and better put as, "The purpose of keeping prisoners in an offense-less position is so..." But, then again, what do I know?--I'm a dumbfuck! But, at least I don't have to resort to vulgarity and name-calling like a childish, keyboard warrior, right?

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    1. I disagree with you. Officers are there to maintain, control, and to ensure security of prisoners at all times to protect the community and ensure their safety. Don't blame correctional officers for doing their job. Prisoners are fully aware of the consequences of their choices and actions. No one blames the cow when he bucks the rider because the rider if well aware of his consequences of his choice.

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    2. Here's Sven's people handle savages. By licking their asses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBFaruqbwR4

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  8. Billy Tracy s in Coffield! If provided the opportunity he will kill again! It is NOT personal with Tracy, he will kill anybody when he has opportunity! TAKE CARE of YOUR PARTNER!

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  9. The guy had been kept in solitary too long: absolutely no justification for killing a guard, but a possible explanation. This guy was being tortured by being caged like an animal with sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation (the lights were on all the time, the noise, the counts) and a starvation diet, so don't be surprised that he behaved like one. Many inmates lose their minds when kept in isolation, some become more aggressive, others down right dangerous.NOT the guards' fault. The system sucks.

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    1. That happens in prisons generally. You can help fix it if you'll do your own little part. Do you have a spare bedroom? Some Wonderful Offender would probably flourish there instead of in some noisy, smelly old prison.

      Do your part. Save a thug.

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  10. One thing we as a state could do is go ahead and execute all of the death row inmates instead of letting them sit in there for 20 years. Kind of a clearing-house. That would free-up more CO's to work in other areas where needed. (much respect to CO's by the way)

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