A high-speed chase through the streets of North Texas ends with an officer shooting and killing a suspect. The officer involved could face up to 20 years in prison for what has now been deemed a crime, reports CBSDFW.COM.
In a rare move, a Dallas County Grand Jury has indicted Patrick Tuter, a former Garland police officer, for manslaughter. It was August of last year when Tuter fired 41 bullets at unarmed suspect Michael Vincent Allen.
It’s been three years since a police officer has been indicted for an on-duty shooting in Dallas County. Today’s action is only the second time in 17 years that an officer has been indicted.
Now Patrick Tuter’s attorney is questioning whether it was appropriate for Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins to allow the grand jury to hear not only factual evidence but also testimony from the parents of the shooting victim.