A trial readiness conference for a Beaumont police officer accused of blinding a woman by using a high-powered spray device during a DUI stop was scheduled Wednesday, but the conference was postponed.
Enoch Clark is free on $50,000 bail. He was indicted by a Grand Jury in April on three felony counts of assault and one felony count of use of force causing great bodily injury.
Prosecutors contend that Monique Hernandez, was blinded following a DUI stop on Feb. 21 in which a high-powered pepper spray device was used on her eyes.
According to court papers, Clark should have been standing five feet from the woman. Prosecutors and the Grand Jury contend Clark was holding a JPX device about 10 inches from Hernandez's face when he fired.
In past court appearances, Clark's attorney - Kasey A. Castillo, from a firm that solely represents law enforcement officers - has requested more time to go over Grand Jury transcripts and evidence.
A new trial readiness conference was scheduled for Feb. 19, court papers indicate.