Officer Mark Zatzkin
Below are Officer Mark Zatzkin discipline records while employed with the Jersey Village Police Department and some videos of him.
Texas law enforcement agencies have long dealt with troublesome police officers who move from one department to another. These bad cops are known as roving cops or Gypsy cops who are fired or resign from one agency because of police misconduct and go work at another law enforcement.
Officer Mark Zatzkin worked at the Jersey Village Police Department. While at the Jersey Village Police Department he started off as a patrol officer and worked his way up to a corporal. At one point Officer Zatzkin got into some trouble for shoving a inmate woman in a jail cell, causing her to hit her head twice. Officer Zatzkin didn’t call for medical treatment and left her laying on the ground. After that incident Officer Zatzkin was demoted back to a patrol officer. Later Officer Zatzkin eventually got a promoted back to a corporal.
On 01/20/2021, Officer Zatzkin once again violated civil rights and department policy. This is after Chief Foerster warned the City Manager, Austin Bleess that Officer Zatzkin was a danger to the public. Feckless city leadership is going to cost this city millions of dollars. Austin Bleess knowingly put Zatzkin back to work and he ignored all the warning signs the former chief warned about. Bleess totally ignored the early warning signs that Foerster had outlined. It is very clear that Foerster tried to do the right thing and warned the city.
On 01.21.2021 Officer Zatzkin resigned from the Jersey Village Police Department. The question now is did Chief Riggs allow him to resign without being served notice of investigation? What is his F-5 status (Should be dishonorable due to resignation under investigation?) Remember Riggs already stated that he had received a complaint and it was currently under investigation. This means Zatzkin resigned under investigation and is no longer eligible for rehire according to city policy. My guess is Riggs allowed him to resign prior to being served with investigation notice? How is Riggs going to investigate his own lack of action on-scene?
How could Zatzkin be allowed to resign? On 01.20.2021, the day of the incident, Chief Riggs stated he had received the complaint from two people and they are investigating it. Very odd…but it is Jersey Village. If Zatzkin resigned anytime after this (which he did), he resigned under investigation.
Officer Mark Zatzkin left the Jersey Village Police Department and was hired as a Deputy with the Waller County Texas Sheriff’s Office.