GREENVILLE — Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said Wednesday the deputy who punched a pregnant woman while removing another child from her care is currently facing no disciplinary action.
Meeks said he has asked the Texas Rangers to launch a full investigation into the case. He promised that Deputy Josh Robinson would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if any criminal wrongdoing is found to have occurred, but said if no wrongdoing is found, he will stand behind the deputy "100 percent."
"I have requested that the Texas Rangers conduct an independent investigation into this incident in the interest of transparency and preserving public confidence in the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office," Meeks said. "I believe before judgment is rendered the whole truth needs to be examined."
He said Robinson remains on active duty.