Pearland police say officers’ actions during Johneisha Lewis’ arrest were ‘within policy’

VIDEO: Pearland police release body camera footage of Johneisha Lewis’ arrest; Video shows when a Taser was used during her interactions with Pearland police

Pearland police have released body camera footage of a woman's arrest.
Pearland police have released body camera footage of a woman's arrest.

HOUSTON – Pearland police said Thursday that an administrative review of the officers’ actions in Johneisha Lewis’ arrest were within policy.

The department shared a link to its de-escalation and force policy on its Facebook page.

The department said, in part, that, “As with all use of force incidents, the department initiated an administrative review of the incident and the results showed that the officers’ provided in excess of 50 different verbal commands to the driver, all of which were ignored. The final findings of the review were that the officers’ actions were within policy.”

Read the department’s full remarks here.

Pearland, Texas – On September 22, 2021, at approximately 8:37 a.m., a Pearland Police Officer was working a traffic...

Posted by Pearland Police Department on Thursday, September 23, 2021

Body camera video released by the Pearland Police Department shows footage of Lewis’ arrest that included the police officers using a Taser.

You can watch the full body camera footage released by police in the video player above. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.

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Police said Lewis was going 28 miles over the speed limit in the school zone on Kirby Drive near Shadow Creek Parkway at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

KPRC 2 spoke with a relative of Deon Ledet who said that the woman in the video is his sister. During the traffic stop, the woman told Pearland Police her brother was killed earlier in the week by police, but did not give them a name of who it was.

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Officers arrested Lewis and she was charged with evading and resisting arrest. She was being held on a $26,000 bond.

Johneisha Lewis (KPRC 2)

The officers were placed under administrative review.

There’s no word yet on the officers’ status as of this writing.

Read more about the arrest.


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