FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Facial Recognition

Ask The Expert

Roger Rodriguez

Manager of Image Analytics

Roger served over 20 years with the NYPD, where he spearheaded the NYPD’s first dedicated facial recognition unit. The unit has conducted more than 8,500 facial recognition investigations, with over 3,000 possible matches and approximately 2,000 arrests. Roger’s enhancement techniques are now recognized worldwide and have changed law enforcement’s approach to the utilization of facial recognition technology.

Top News

Texas Trooper Cleared In Fatal Shooting from Helicopter

September 11, 2013  | 

A state trooper who fired from a helicopter on a fleeing pickup truck on a remote South Texas road, killing two Guatemalan immigrants, has been cleared by a grand jury.

A Hidalgo County grand jury decided Tuesday against indicting Trooper Miguel Avila of the Texas Department of Public Safety in the October incident.

The DPS said Avila, in the air, believed drugs were in the truck as it sped near schools when he opened fire near La Joya.

Read the full San Antonio Express-News story.


Comments (5)

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5

Capt. Crunch @ 9/12/2013 7:18 PM

DA Rene Guerra, should be fired for preventing officers from doing their job.

Greg @ 9/13/2013 5:23 AM

9 illegal aliens...not immigrants, criminals hoping to steal their way into the US (New Jersy of all places). Most of the illegals were hidden in the bed of the truck.

Politically correct stupidity to placate illegal alien supporters. Sorry, these criminals lost, too bad, not the trooper's fault. Glad the grand jurors in Texas have more brains than the DAs.

Capt. Common Sense @ 9/13/2013 9:16 AM

Fired for looking into the shooting of an unarmed man that, arguably, wasn't posing a threat to life? Then calling it an issue of political correctness? I support the grand juries findings 100%, but it was a common sense decision to hold one. In order to do our jobs, we must have the trust and support of the public. If shootings aren't carefully investigated, we'll lose both. Calling a guy a wetback, that's an issue of "political correctness." Thoroughly investigating a homicide has absolutely nothing to do with being PC. What the #*%@ is wrong with you people.

Capt. Crunch @ 9/13/2013 3:21 PM

@ Capt. Common Sense(CCS), do you really think the Trooper after all the BS he was put through is going to get into a helicopter again and not have second thoughts. CCS, if you think not I have some ocean front property in Arizona, to sell you. The DA, made the Trooper's job now even more dangerous.

Canvasback @ 9/16/2013 7:52 AM

@ Capt. Crunch. I hope the Trooper does have 2nd thoughts about shooting at unarmed suspects from a helicopter. With the bed packed full of bodies it must have been like shooting fish in a barrel. Not so dangerous.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Man Steals Patrol Car, Dies in Crash on CA Freeway
A man who jumped into a patrol car and sped off on the 110 Freeway died Thursday morning...
Man Shot and Killed by California Officer Tuesday Had Twice Been Ordered Deported
A Ugandan refugee fatally shot by police in El Cajon, Calif., on Tuesday had twice been...
Video: LA Deputies Refuse to Work High School Football Game After Players Take Knee During Anthem
Some Jefferson Parish, LA, deputies are refusing to work extra detail shifts at Bonnabel...
Video: LA Deputy Killed in Double Murder-Suicide
A deputy with the West Baton Rouge (LA) Sheriff's Office was killed in a double...
NC Deputy Succumbs to Injuries 10 Days After Being Struck by Vehicle
A Forsyth County, NC, deputy has died 10 days after being hit by a vehicle while working...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine