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An Austin cop has been charged with police misconduct. That might actually help his Texas House campaign.

Justin Berry is among 19 Austin law enforcement officers indicted and accused of using excessive force on anti-police brutality protesters in 2020.

Austin Police officer Justin Berry holds a weapon with non-lethal rounds during a protest in front of Austin City Hall on May 31, 2020. The protestors gathered in response to the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

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