Mar 4, 2016
Fault Lines Links – Texas Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Is Officially Dismissed
Mar. 4, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Happy Friday everybody, your links this morning:
- Texas Trooper Brian Encinia who arrested Sandra Bland in July 2015 has been fired. He was indicted by a grand jury on a perjury charge in January (dash cam video here).
- Jeremy McDole’s family announced that they are suing the city of Wilmington, DE, claiming that the police shooting of McDole in September 2015 was prompted by racial discrimination. Officers responding to a 911 call that a man had shot himself approached wheelchair-bound McDole and ordered him to show his hands and drop his gun. In the cell phone footage, an officer appears to shoot McDole. Several moments later McDole appears to reach for his waist leading the officers to fire at him several more times.
- Raleigh, NC, police chief released a report stating that Akiel Denkins pulled a handgun from his waistband before being shot by officers following a foot chase on Monday. Witnesses at the scene claim officers shot him in the back when they were unable to detain him. Denkins’ autopsy shows that he was shot four times, in the arms, chest and shoulder. There is no indication as to whether the bullets were fired from behind.
- The delayed inquest into Antonio Zambrano-Montes police shooting death in 2015 is set to begin in April or May. Washington officers Adam Wright and Adrian Alaniz were found to be acting in accordance with Pasco PD procedures when they shot dead Antonio Zambrano-Montes in February this year. The man had been throwing rocks at the officers when they discharged their weapons at him 17 times, hitting Zambrano-Montes at least 5 times.
- A federal appeals court has fined the city of Memphis for filing a frivolous appeal in an attempt to get a police brutality case thrown out. The case relates to allegations made by University of Memphis football players who were beaten by police in 2011.