Ellington was among eight deputies listed as a defendants in a 2008 civil rights lawsuit filed in the alleged Taser and beating death of a 31-year-old mentally ill man in October 2006. Harris County, the sheriff's office, then-Sheriff Tommy Thomas and Taser International are also named in the lawsuit. A medical examiner's report designated the manner of death as "homicide" for Herman Carroll, a.k.a. Herman Barnes, according to the complaint filed by the man's relatives. The suit alleges excessive force, namely that officers "beat and tasered Barnes repeatedly," including one officer who zapped Barnes seven times, another twice and Ellington, a reported 23 times.
Oh, he's just a dedicated, hard-working officer doing a dangerous job...
Related lawsuit (a.k.a. 'How tasers are actually used...'): [PDF] (warning: disturbing)
And now... [LINK]
George Wesley Ellington, 38, is accused of twice accepted $500 from an alleged drug dealer in exchange for his protection and access to confidential law enforcement computer records, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday. ...of accepting money to access information from secure databases and for providing security in his official capacity to a person he believed was possessing and transporting the drug known as ecstasy. Authorities say the bribes were paid in February and April. Handcuffed and shackled, Ellington made an initial appearance Tuesday before Houston federal magistrate Judge Stephen W. Smith. Several of the deputy's relatives and supporters [WTF?] attended.