Video shows trooper's alleged killer beating deputy 2 years ago; charge lowered in plea deal
In a matter of seconds, the 2015 encounter between a Smith County deputy and Dabrett Black would become very violent. The deputy suffered a broken nose and two black eyes during a beating that lasted almost two minutes. He needed six stitches to close wounds above both his eyes. It was the first of three violent confrontations with law enforcement — the last of occurred Thanksgiving when police say he pulled a rifle during a traffic stop and shot Trooper Damon Allen in the back. So how did Black escape prison time for the 2015 incident in a county not known for leniency?
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