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DA LaHood meets with Cameron Redus' family

Cameron Redus shot and killed by UIW officer in 2013


SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County District Attorney Nicolas "Nico" LaHood disclosed Wednesday that he met privately last week with the parents of Cameron Redus, the University of the Incarnate Word student shot to death by a campus police officer in December 2013.

The case is still under investigation and has not been presented to a grand jury.

"I answered very little specific questions," La Hood said. "I couldn't because it is still an ongoing investigation."

The investigation began after Redus was shot and killed during a confrontation following a traffic stop.

The investigation involved law enforcement officers and investigators from the previous district attorney's staff, and now LaHood's staff.

"It's not a reinvestigation," LaHood said. "But when I say we are taking someone else's investigation as if it is ours, I want to be able to say that I'm OK with everything they did."

He said the family understands the process and knows that case could be "no billed," or have no indictments, if it is presented to a grand jury.

"They are truth seekers" and they said, 'Look, for our sake and for Cameron's sake we want it to be done,' " LaHood said. "They said, 'We don't know what happened. We just want the right thing to happen now.'"

LaHood said there is no timeline for presenting of the case to a grand jury.


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