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Travis County District Attorney Garza Dropped Indictments Against 17 Austin Police Officers Over 2020 George Floyd Protests

Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza (Photo: kvue)

Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza dropped 17 indictments against 17 Austin police officers over tactics used during the 2020 George Floyd protests. The District Attorney’s office will still prosecute the other four Austin police officers related to the protests.

Shooting during a George Floyd protest in Austin (Photo: CBS News)

Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza Drops Indictments Against 17 Austin Police Officers

Jose Garza, the Travis County District Attorney, announced on Monday that his office dismissed the indictments of 17 Austin police officers. Travis County District Attorney Garza said that his office will prosecute the other 4 Austin police officers stemming from those 2020 George Floyd protests.

In an interview with Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza, he believes that the best way to achieve justice for the injured protestors in May 2020 is to prompt a systematic change within the Austin Police Department itself.

The City of Austin and the office of Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza sent a request to the Department of Justice asking for the APD’s actions to be reviewed during those protests. According to Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza, four cases against four Austin officers had aggravating factors from their perspectives. The other 17 cases, on the other hand, were byproducts of the systematic change that is really necessary in the department.

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“We Will Continue To Hold Law Enforcement Accountable,” Said Travis County District Attorney Garza

According to Fox News, Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza said in a statement that there should be no parent fearing for their child’s safety under the hands of those who are supposed to protect them for choosing to voice their first amendment right to assemble peacefully.

Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza also asks the Department of Justice to take their request seriously. DA Jose Garza added that they will continue to hold law enforcement accountable if they break the law.

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