The news is out: [HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of a Houston-area woman (all times local): 5:25 p.m.
Texas police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed a 44-year-old woman Monday night outside her Houston-area apartment complex.
Baytown police say Juan Delacruz shot Pamela Turner, an African American woman whose family says was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Police say the Hispanic officer shot Turner after she shocked him with his own Taser during a struggle.
A bystander captured the shooting on video, but police did not identify Delacruz by name until Thursday.
An attorney for Turner’s family said Thursday that Delacruz lived in the same apartment complex as the woman and was aware of her mental illness.
Police say Delacruz is an 11-year veteran of the Baytown department, and is on paid administrative leave.]
Officer Juan Delacruz created a situation, then used that situation to justify murdering a black woman. The cop is lucky the victim is black; because he will not be charged.