Student from The Woodlands speaks out after alleged assault by officer


THE WOODLANDS, Texas — At 22 years of age, Alexis Alpha is a successful marketing student at Texas State University in San Marcos.

Vibrant, intelligent, and not the kind of person you would expect to have a run-in with police.

A cell phone video taken on May 29 shows Alexis in an altercation with a San Marcos police officer, however. She says it was just after 1 a.m. when she was leaving a bar to say hello to some friends across the street.

She walked between Corporal James Palermo’s squad car and a vehicle he had just pulled over.

“I wasn’t the only one who walked between the cars,” Alpha said in an exclusive interview with KHOU 11 News. “Several people walked between them. I was just the one he called out.”

Alexis, who’s from The Woodlands, says Palermo became increasingly belligerent as he questioned her.

“I could kind of tell like he wanted to start an argument, and at that point, I was polite from the beginning, and the meanest thing I said was ‘you’re in a bad mood, and you’re taking it out on me. You’re just being a d***k.’”

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