Small group protests Redus grand jury decision
SAN ANTONIO – A small group of protestors on Thursday challenged the grand jury's decision not to indict a former University of the Incarnate Word police officer in the shooting death of a UIW student.
The protestors voiced their frustration with former District Attorney Susan Reed not taking the case to a grand jury, and now with new DA Nico LaHood for not being able to get a murder indictment after a separate investigation.
No longer employed at UIW, Christopher Carter was involved in a violent struggle with Cameron Redus following a traffic stop in December 2013.
LaHood said he gave the grand jury all the evidence he had, and he provided witnesses for them to interview.
However, the protestors say they remain skeptical given the grand jury's deliberations are secret.
"It's concerning because we're unsure what they heard, what kind of evidence, because if you look at the examination of all the evidence, it's very clear that Carter was in the wrong," said former UIW Student Body president Jonathan Guajardo.
The protestors said they're hoping the facts will emerge once an audio tape of the struggle is released.
It is also likely that more evidence will be heard during an upcoming civil lawsuit filed by the Redus family.
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