CJ Grisham was arrested in Olmos Park-With charges dismissed

CJ Grisham was arrested in Olmos Park-With charges dismissed

Christopher John Grisham was arrested on March 27, 2018, after a gun rights demonstration in Olmos Park.

The Temple resident had a bond totaling $13,000. Larry Kleberg, executive director of the Self-Defense Fund, told The Telegram Tuesday evening that the group had posted Grisham’s bond. The Self-Defense Fund is a gun rights legal defense group.

The arrest occurred while Grisham and members of Open Carry Texas were holding a demonstration in Olmos Park. The group described the event on Twitter as the “Olmos Park Forced Education and Compliance Rally.”

A screen recording of Grisham’s Facebook live stream showed officers moving toward Grisham.

Open Carry Texas tweeted that Grisham was bleeding from the head.

Grisham was in Killeen on Saturday leading a group of counter-protesters to a March for Over Life rally, with more than 200 people calling for stricter gun laws.

A North Texas gun rights activist arrested in March by Olmos Park police is no longer facing charges in Bexar County.

Protests made headlines across Texas and the Olmos Park City Council voted to repeal the ordinance. Alamo Heights and Hollywood Park soon followed.

Grisham called the firing “good news,” but continued to criticize the police department, calling Police Chief Rene Valenciano the “most corrupt” police chief he knows.

They also called on the department to arrest Valenciano and another officer who they claimed assaulted and threatened protesters.

“At the Olmos Park Police Department, there is no such thing as a good cop,” Grisham said.

Grisham said he plans to file a civil lawsuit against the police department and Valenciano.

“I look forward to seeing (Valenciano) in court and taking everything he owns and giving it to charity,” he said.

Valenciano did not respond to requests for comment.