‘Should be held accountable’: Prosecutor, attorney weigh in following court appearance of Missouri City officer accused of assaulting fiancé

HOUSTON – A Missouri City police officer running for Houston mayor went before a judge Thursday after bonding out of jail.

Robin Williams is facing a charge of continuous violence against a family member, which is a third-degree felony.

Williams, who is a candidate for Houston mayor, is accused of assaulting her boyfriend with a baton and punching him in the mouth on New Year’s Eve. She posted her $15,000 bond Wednesday. Williams’ bond conditions include no contact with the victim and she can’t carry a firearm. Williams allegedly used her taser on the victim in August.

The prosecutor for the district attorney’s office and the attorney representing Williams spoke with KPRC 2′s Brittany Jeffers after the appearance.

$15K bond: Missouri City police officer running for Houston mayor charged for alleged assaults of boyfriend using police baton, taser

“Everyone should be held accountable, it doesn’t matter what their status is in the community or who they are. Everyone should be held to the same accountability that the citizens of Harris County expect,” Ryan McClearen, prosecutor for Harris County District’s Office said.

“The judicial system will play out,” Attorney Edward Jointer, who is representing Williams, said. “We have faith in the constitution. It’s very early on. We don’t want to rush to judgment and our intention is to be very thorough and very cautious.”

Jeffers reached out to Missouri City Police Department for comment, but she has not heard back.

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