Sheriff’s Deputy Allegedly Doxes Resident on TikTok


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A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department was suspended for allegedly doxing someone he had pulled over for speeding while filming for his TikTok live stream, and now he and the department are being sued for a privacy violation.

Tarrant County resident Torry Osby was pulled over by Deputy Francisco Castillo in March 2021. The latter maintains a TikTok channel with more than 10,000 followers, NBC 5 reported.

“Mr. Osby’s personal identifying information, which was shared by Defendant Castillo during the livestream of the traffic stop included his height, age, date of birth, driver license number, name, address, photo identification, gender, and eye color,” reads Osbry’s lawsuit, which was obtained by NBC 5.

“Imagine an officer pulling over a driver on a traffic stop, and then loudly proclaiming to people walking down the sidewalk who the driver is, when he was born, where he lives, and his driver license number,” the lawsuit reads further.

The lawsuit goes on to allege that Osbry suffered mental anguish from the ordeal, believing that someone “with nefarious motives” who had seen the live stream would try to find him.

Osbry filed a complaint with the sheriff’s department, and Castillo was ultimately suspended for two days for violating its social media policy.

“He pulled him over, not because of a traffic violation, but because he wanted to live stream this on to TikTok to get followers or views and likes,” said Osbry’s attorney, James Roberts, per NBC 5.

While Castillo was suspended over the incident, the sheriff’s department shared with WFAA that he was not terminated as of Thursday, March 9.

“Deputy Castillo remains in our employ and has not had any other internal affairs investigations. Given that this matter has results in litigation, no further comments will be made.”

The Dallas Express reached out to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and asked if the two-day suspension would be the only disciplinary action Castillo would be subjected to in this matter, but no response was received by press time.

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18 days ago

No probable cause for stop !
Uh used to be this would be automatic firing !
And filmed and put out there !
Duh – not quality IMO

18 days ago

It’s unbelievable that this officer thought this was ok especially while he was literally on the job. Anything for one more follower. We would be much better off without social media. Then people would remember how it was to relate and care about individuals. Instead of using them for gain.

10 days ago

There are cameras everywhere, a person can drive by, record you, getting pulled over by any officer , take a picture of your licence plate and get your information. First people want TRANSPARENCY, now,, it’s offensive . This Person suing just wants money.
Praying this officer has support they are there for us..#supportheblue