Woman alleges abuse by Hunt County deputy

Updated: Apr. 6, 2015 at 7:28 PM CDT
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A Quilan woman speaks about alleged abuse by a Hunt County deputy. (Source: KLTV staff)
A Quilan woman speaks about alleged abuse by a Hunt County deputy. (Source: KLTV staff)

DALLAS (KLTV) - A Quinlan woman says she was attacked and punched by a Hunt County deputy while she was 38-weeks pregnant.

Deanna Robinson spoke about the alleged attack during a conference Monday. Robinson said the incident started when a report of "neglectful supervision" led to a Child Protective Services investigation. She says an argument that turned physical with her husband prompted the investigation.

Deputies and CPS caseworkers arrived at the house to take Robinson's 18-month-old, according to Robinson . She says she asked to see the court order.

"Officers spun me around, shoved me forward ... pinning me. [They] pushed my head down ... cuffed me," Robinson says, adding that she told officials she was pregnant and asked them to stop several times before she was struck.

"I told them no one was touching my son," she says.

After being jailed, Robinson said she was only interviewed by a nurse.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks released a statement Monday on the issue:

"I have become aware of an internet allegation accusing one of my deputies of improper actions. I have initiated an administrative investigation to determine if any policy violations occurred. Public confidence and trust in the Sheriff's Office is a high priority for me and we take all allegations of misconduct seriously.We will allow the investigation to run its course in a manner which is fair to all concerned and we will make no assumptions or guesses until all facts are determined. Additional information will be released as appropriate and the results of our investigation will be made public upon conclusion."

Robinson was charged with assaulting a public servant; interfering with child custody; resisting arrest, search or transport. She spent six days in jail.

At this point, Robinson's legal representation have not filed a formal complaint with the Hunt County Sheriff's Office or CPS.

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