A group gathered outside the Bastrop Police Department, fighting to get an officer reinstated.
He’s a lawman who may be in trouble for breaking the law.
“I feel like he was wrongly accused,” Bastrop resident Carolyn Harris said. “I don’t feel like he did what they’re accusing him of.”
“Mr. Boley is a great officer,” Bastrop resident Namiko Haynes said. “He’s an outstanding citizen.”
50-year-old Police Captain Gerald Boley was arrested for injuring public records and malfeasance in office.
Police reports said he recalled the arrest warrant of city alderman Darry Green, without permission.
“It’s hurtful,” Green said. “It’s put the city at a standstill. We are trying to move forward. We’re trying to come together, you know, establish unity and this is what happened.”
Court records said police found Green’s former club, ‘The Woods’, was open after hours without police security, which would be against city code.
Yet, Green said his business wasn’t a ‘bottle club’, which he said would make the warrant innaccurate.
“I was licensed as a retail sale. I never had a bottle club license. There right there, that warrant was bogus,” Green said.
Mayor Henry Cotton said he stands behind both of those men.
“I don’t want to judge the process, but I just know we can’t afford to lose quality policemen,” Cotton said.
In the end, Green is asking for one result.
“Justice– for both myself and Officer Boley,” Green said.