Dallas Morning News said it obtained internal investigative documents under a Public Information Act request.
The publication reported that according to the documents, the problem was that Waddle “was not currently certified” to use the gun and should’ve inspected it before he used it during the Sept. 10 protest.
New York Daily News quoted the documents as saying that Officer Waddle “was confronted with an unruly crowd and had a lawful order from Sergeant Willie Ford to deny the crowd access to Cadiz street.”
The Dallas Police Association defended the officer, saying he did nothing wrong, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Video of the incident captured national attention, even as there was widespread outrage over Botham Jean’s death at the hands of Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger.
Jean, a 26-year-old PricewaterhouseCoopers analyst, was shot dead inside his own apartment on September 6, 2018.
Officer Guyger, who was fired and has been indicted on a murder charge, claimed that she mistook Jean’s apartment for hers.
According to news reports, Jean lived one floor above her own unit in an apartment complex.