Officer Daniel B. Gonzalez, 35, who was fortunately off duty, was arrested Monday at 4:30 a.m. at a restaurant on Loop 820 at North Beach on charges of DWI. Oh, and giving a gun to a felon.
Gonzalez has been on the force since 2002.
His friend, Bobby Joe Newton, 26, faces a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon and discharging a firearm within city limits.
The two were spotted shooting their guns at a street light by a constable who followed them to the restaurant.
It is frightening that those who “serve and protect” us — from drunk drivers, among others — choose to act like this. The FWPD must do a better job policing the police.