APD settles Thornton suit
In a police report and later, during an interview with APD's Internal Affairs Olsen told a different story, claiming that Thornton approached him and made hostile and derogatory comments about police. But IA investigators challenged that account with videotape of the incident caught by surveillance cameras outside the Texas Lottery Commission.
Olsen was suspended for 60 days, and in August, a Travis Co. grand jury indicted him for falsifying his police report. That indictment was later dropped after District Attorney Ronnie Earle's office concluded there was insufficient evidence to prosecute the DA's office would be hard pressed to prove that Olsen's misstatements were actually intentional, First Assistant District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg opined in a January e-mail to Thornton's attorney Jim Harrington, executive director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, who filed a civil case in federal court last year. Olsen's attorney, state Rep. Terry Keel (R-Austin) argued that Thornton was actually part of the aggressive crowd that Olsen was controlling when Thornton was arrested, and that Olsen's reaction was routine and appropriate.
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