The news is out: [A former police officer in Arlington, Texas, who fatally shot a woman as he was aiming for her dog was indicted on a charge of criminally negligent homicide.
A Tarrant County grand jury indicted Ravinder Singh on Wednesday, more than a year after the Aug. 1, 2019 death of Margarita Brooks, the county’s District Attorney’s Office said in a press release.
Singh, who resigned from the Arlington Police Department in 2019, faces up to two years in state jail or a fine of up to $10,000. It’s not clear if Singh has turned himself in or has obtained an attorney. He could not immediately be reached Thursday.
Troy Brooks, the father of Margarita Brooks, told NBC News in a phone interview on Thursday that he hoped Singh would be charged with manslaughter “because he thought it was more appropriate.”
Singh was responding to a welfare check for a call about a woman passed out in a grassy area when the shooting occurred, the police department said in a press release on the day of the shooting.
“That day she was simply sitting in the shade of a tree with her 6-month-old puppy waiting for her boyfriend to come back from work,” he said, questioning why Singh used his gun to stop the dog.]
Can’t go around shooting people if you are a non-white cop. Just ask Mohammed Noor.