On March 22, 2019, The Richmond Police Department received a
claim of a Civil Rights Violation from the attorney of an individual who was
pulled over for a traffic violation on January 31, 2019. The complaint claims that the officer
brutally attacked the individual during the stop.
Two days before receiving the formal complaint, on March 20,
2019, The District Attorney notified the Chief of Police regarding the
incident. The Richmond Police Department
immediately began an internal investigation regarding the alleged violation of
the officer. The officer, Bradley McNeal
was placed on administrative leave at that time and will remain on
administrative leave until the investigation is complete. Officer McNeal has been with the department
since June of 2017.
When the Richmond Police Department received the official
complaint from the complainant’s attorney on March 22, Chief Gary Adams asked
the Texas Rangers to conduct a separate investigation regarding the incident. Both the internal investigation and the
investigation conducted by the Texas Rangers are ongoing.
The initial traffic stop occurred on January 31, 2019 at
approximately 10:41 PM, in the 100 block of South Second Street in Richmond. Officer McNeal stopped the individual, later
identified as Isaura Cecilia Moreno, 22 of Richmond for a defective passenger
side brake lamp.
Moreno was arrested for the following at the time of the
Assault on a Peace Officer – 3rd Degree Felony
Resisting Arrest, Search and Seizure – Class A Misdemeanor
Interfering with Public Duties – Class B Misdemeanor
She was placed in the Fort Bend County Jail at the time of
Moreno’s Felony case went before the Fort Bend County Grand Jury
on February, 18, 2019. The Grand Jury
True Billed Moreno on the charge of Assault on a Peace Officer/Harassment of a
Public Servant. THIS
CHARGE WAS DISMISSED on MARCH 25, 2019.
No further information regarding this incident will be
available while the investigations are ongoing.
Released by: Richmond Police Public Information Officer
Lieutenant Lowell Neinast