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Waller County Precinct 3 Constable Herschel Smith

I got a call from Waller County Constable Herschel Smith Tuesday evening and he was so enraged his voice was shaking.

The elected law enforcement official said deputy Constables from Precinct Five in Harris County pulled him over on what he called a felony stop.

Smith says that means the deputies had their guns drawn on him while also placing him in handcuffs on Beltway 8 near Memorial just after 6 pm.

The Constable pulled over on Beltway 8 near Memorial Tuesday evening

The Constable says he was given no courtesy even though he had on his Constable’s uniform and identified himself as such.

So why was he pulled over? Smith says he was in his county vehicle when he flashed his lights at a speeding driver on the highway.

Smith says that driver called the cops and said a suspicious man was following him.

That driver allegedly told the police Smith also flashed his gun at him which Smith denies.

Smith, who says the driver was White, was given more credibility than he was.

In an angry voice he also said even while clearly identifying himself as law enforcement all the deputies saw was a Black man.

The Constable said the deputies had at least four weapons drawn on him including a high powered rifle.

Smith was eventually released but is now demanding a full investigation.

I placed a call to Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap’s office and a spokesman said they’re still trying to figure out what happened.

Jeff McShan says the driver called 911 and said the Constable pointed a gun at him.

However, McShan says the incident is now under investigation.

There is also a press conference schedule to held in Harris County tomorrow. See release below:


If “Blue Lives Matter” what about mine?

Yesterday I, the Waller County Precinct Three Constable, having served almost two full terms of elected office, was pulled over by Harris County law enforcement and handcuffed. Detained, because “they said” someone reported that I pointed a gun on them while driving. 

As the arresting officer approached, I was in full “Blue” uniform, with my badge in clear view. I was followed and detained by six vehicles of police support. I was in my “blue” uniform.

This stop happened at Beltway 8 and Memorial around 6:30pm in Houston Texas and was supervised by Harris County Constable’s Office from Precinct Five.

I am demanding a full accounting of my unlawful detention and a full apology from the officers involved. Including their immediate supervisor.

I am also calling for the arrest and prosecution of the individual who made a false police report.

If “Blue Lives Matter” what about mine?

I will be having a press conference at 17423 Katy Freeway at the Headquarters of the Harris County Constable for Precinct 5 on Wednesday August 19, 2020. 

For more information please call 832-889-8529.

Herschel Smith

Waller County Precinct #3 Constable.