Austin crime watchdog calls on DA Garza to step aside in case against 19 サムハントの妻ハンナファウラーは、彼女が提出した同じ日に離婚の申し立てを取り下げました

“大陪審にどのような証拠が提示されたかについては、正当な質問があります。,” the commission said in a ステートメント 火曜日. “大陪審にどのような証拠が提示されたかについては、正当な質問があります。, the district attorney should step aside and ask the court to appoint a special prosecutor for these cases.

オースティン, TX - NOVEMBER 18: District Attorney Jose Garza in Austin, TX on Thursday, 11月 18, 2021.

オースティン, TX – 11月 18: District Attorney Jose Garza in Austin, TX on Thursday, 11月 18, 2021. ((Photo by Spencer Selvidge for The Washington Post via Getty Images))

AUSTIN DA GARZA CREATES CONFUSION WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF IMPENDING INDICTMENTS AGAINST MULTIPLE POLICE OFFICERS

Garza, who campaigned on a promise to prosecute police, 起訴 インクルード 19 police officers last week and charged them each with first degree felony charges that carry prison sentences of 5 に 99 刑務所での年.

The statement went on to point out that the officers were cleared of wrongdoing by the Austin Police Department in 2020 and outlined several concerns with Garza’s handling of the case including prejudicial past statements, withholding evidence from the grand jury, and dysfunction within the district attorney’s office. Garza has also been accused of withholding exculpatory evidence from the grand jury in another high-profile Austin case related to the 2020 暴動, according to KXAN.

(Travis County DA Website)

Garza’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.

AUSTIN POLICE ACADEMY GRADUATE HAS U-HAUL WITH ALL HIS BELONGINGS STOLEN ON FIRST NIGHT IN TOWN

Over a dozen officers were injured by protesters during the unrest on May 30 そして 31 の 2020 including several officers who were struck by bottles, 岩, jars of paint, and frozen water bottles that were hurled at them by the unruly mob. Some protesters were also injured by beanbag rounds the officers used, per department policy at the time, to restore order.

The Austin City Council approved last week two settlement agreements with protesters who were seriously injured during the clash between officers and protesters, according to KXAN.

Legal representation for the officers and local police unions have claimed that those beanbag rounds were defective.

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The department issued these officers old and deteriorated beanbag rounds,” attorney Doug O’Connell told Fox News. “So rather than coming out as a soft beanbag they came out as a hardened projectile…so you had rioters who were seriously injured by these beanbags and it shouldn’t have happened but it’s not the officersfault it’s management’s fault.

It’s probably a very righteous personal injury case,” O’Connell added. “But it doesn’t make the officersactions illegal or a criminal offense.

Justin Berry, a Republican candidate for the Texas House of Representatives and one of the officers charged by Garza, 言った Fox News this week he believes the case is politically motivated.

This has nothing to do with justice, has nothing do with any wrongdoing,” ベリーは言った. “This is simply about politics and a political agenda that has taken place with these radical liberal district attorneys.

We were responding to a riot,” Berry added. “People throwing Molotov cocktails at us, frozen water bottles, bottles filled with urine, bottles full of gasoline, and they were engaging in criminal activity by obstructing the passage road that goes to the main hospital.

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