Houston Officer Not Indicted

A Houston officer who shot an unarmed man was not indicted.

Harris County jury came to a decision that Juventino Castro should not be indicted on charges of killing Jordan Baker while the officer was on duty. Although the crime is wrong, according to ABC News there was a slim to none chance that a Houston officer would be indicted:

Police officers in Harris County are rarely indicted. In fact, according to Houston police watchdog group, Civiliansdown.com, since 2005, 95 people have been killed by Houston police officers and 130 have been shot and wounded. None of those officers involved were ever indicted.

Castro believed Baker matched the description of a robbery suspect and when he thought the victim was about to shoot him, he fired one shot that killed him.

[via ABC News]

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: