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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:42 PM

No charges for Texas deputies who unwittingly killed boy

Source: Associated Press


Updated 12:32 pm CDT, Thursday, March 14, 2019

SCHERTZ, Texas (AP) Four Texas sheriff's deputies won't face charges for opening fire on a suspected car thief, killing her and a 6-year-old who they didn't know was nearby, a grand jury decided this week.

A Bexar County grand jury declined to indict the deputies more than a year after they shot at Amanda Jones, 30, on the porch of a mobile home in the San Antonio suburb of Schertz. The deputies were pursuing Jones for car theft and other offenses on Dec. 21, 2017, when she forced her way onto the trailer and threatened to shoot them, said Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.

The deputies didn't know that the 1st-grader, Kameron Prescott, was inside the trailer after starting his winter break just hours before the shooting, Salazar said.

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Kameron's family had been outspoken after the shooting. His great-aunt, Debra Jimenez, criticized the deputies for opening fire when so many people were nearby and called for new training.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Texas-deputies-who-killed-2-people-won-t-face-13688358.php#photo-17070274

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Reply No charges for Texas deputies who unwittingly killed boy (Original post)
Judi Lynn Mar 14 OP
marble falls Mar 14 #1
avebury Mar 14 #2
mr_lebowski Mar 14 #3
FiveGoodMen Mar 14 #4
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:46 PM

1. How was this not negligent homicide?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:52 PM

2. The family can always try a civil lawsuit agains the Officers and the Sheriff's Dept. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:08 PM

3. Cops can be such wussies I swear to Dog ...

Ooooh, she 'threatened to shoot' them? Did they ever SEE A GUN? My guess is NO. Probably have no actual proof she did so either.

Cops think they can just blow people away regardless of collateral damage just because they 'felt threatened' and/or the person they're shooting at is a 'suspect'.

It's fucking bullshit and it needs to STOP.

Their lives are no more valuable than the lives of ANY other human beings, unless that person is a direct and obvious/demonstrable threat to their safety, but they damn sure seem to THINK they are.

They're becoming a bunch of thugs, running around in their military gear, protected by the courts at seemingly every turn.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:25 PM

4. Get rid of corrupt prosecutors and their Grand Jury path to letting the Nazi cops off the hook

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:16 PM

5. Yep. They seem to overstep then circle the wagons to protect each other.

Some cops working for money and benefits using the department to protect themselves rather than the public. Needed temperament seems to have been replaced with arrogance . Not all, but yea..

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