I was really shocked when I read a press release sent out by the Shenandoah Police department over the weekend. The notice addresses an incident early Saturday morning where a 22 year old female slams into the back of a stopped police unit on I-45. The woman was apparently drinking and driving according to investigators. The officer was severely injured in the crash and taken to a local hospital after the early morning incident. But what really upset the Shenandoah police department was the fact that the 22 year old was released on a personal recognizance bond before the department knew the officers condition and if he would survive. The bond was ordered by Montgomery County State District Judge Fred Edwards. The 14 year judge admits to The Insite he has been a long time friend of the 22 year old suspects family. And because of that he didn’t believe the female suspect was a flight risk. So Edwards allowed her to sign out of jail without a bail bondsman or putting up any money. Shenandoah officers felt that smacked of favoritism and special treatment. So the agency sent out a blistering press release condemning the judge and attacking an assistant district attorney for their alleged histories of drinking and driving. Click to enlarge a portion of the press release above. Did the Shenandoah department go too far or are they right on the money? By the way, the officer is back at home with his family while the 22 year old faces charges on DWI assault!

VIDEO VERSION OF ACTUAL NEWS REPORT: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=1685283&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.1.1