Jurors found that both officers' actions were "objectively unreasonable ... such as that no reasonable officer could have believed that the shooting was lawful," according to court documents. The amount of damages was based on physical pain, mental anguish, loss of companionship, and punitive damages.
December 16, 2021
The officers are seeking damages for injuries and permanent disabilities. The lawsuit lists damages in excess of $1,000,000, with maximum damages of $20,000,000.
September 28, 2021
On Tuesday, Travis County District Attorney José Garza announced the pending indictment against APD Officer Gregory Gentry was dismissed “in the best interest of justice."
July 20, 2021
Former Williamson County sheriff's Deputies J.J. Johnson and Zach Camden are charged with manslaughter after they chased Javier Ambler II, 40, in a 2019 pursuit that started because he failed to dim his headlights, and then used Tasers on him repeatedly while he gasped that he could not breathe and had congestive heart failure. Ambler died minutes later.
March 31, 2021
Mike Ramos was the subject of a call about a man with a gun using drugs when police confronted him in the parking lot of an Austin apartment complex last April.
March 11, 2021
A former officer with the Dallas Police Department has been acquitted in the shooting death of 21-year-old Genevive Dawesin 2017.
February 14, 2020
Attorneys for Amber Guyger, the former Dallas Police officer convicted of murdering her neighbor in his own apartment, have filed a notice to appeal her conviction.
October 23, 2019
A woman who had a feminine hygiene product removed from her genitals during a search by an officer with the San Antonio Police Department in 2016 has received a $205,000 payout from the city.
October 18, 2019
Over three years since suffering a life-changing back injury on duty, Fort Worth Police Officer Kellie Whitehead is fighting with the city to be paid during her recovery following surgery.
August 8, 2019
"Whatever participation he had, he went along with it," said Seagoville police Sgt. Karl Bailey, a long-time friend of the Hawkins family. "The whole thing was sparked by the escape from prison, the burglaries - it was a crime spree."
December 5, 2018
Officers with the Laredo (TX) Police Department responded to calls of a man wielding an ax in a threatening manner, arriving at the scene to find a man fitting that description.
November 16, 2018
According to KFDA-TV News, the "Community Safety Education Act" requires all high school students in Texas to watch an educational video—entitled "Flashing Lights"—to teach them how to safely interact with a police officer during traffic stops.
October 16, 2018
The "Community Safety Education Act" requires all high school students in Texas to watch an educational video—entitled "Flashing Lights"—to teach them how to safely interact with a police officer during traffic stops. The goal of Senate Bill 30—passed by the 85th Texas Legislature—is to define the behavior and expectations of citizens and law enforcement during traffic stop interactions.
October 16, 2018
Axon announced the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol as the first agencies to equip officers with Axon's new TASER 7 weapon.
October 11, 2018
During the court proceedings, two psychiatrists — one employed by the defense, the other hired by the prosecution — said they believed Joshua Manuel Lopez was insane at the time of the crime.
July 3, 2018