Civil rights attorney representing George Floyd's family calls out SAPD on Charles Roundtree killing
Brandon Bell/Getty ImagesNotable civil rights attorney Ben Crump is questioning a San Antonio Police Department officer's justification of a shooting that led to the death of a local teenager in 2018. Crump, who is representing George Floyd's family, shared a video on Twitter from a local TV station's report on the events of the Oct. 17, 2018, fatal shooting of 18-year-old Charles Roundtree. Steve Casanova, the officer who fired the fatal shots, was not indicted and remains on the force, which has received backlash from Roundtree's family, community organizers and now Crump.mysanantonio.com
Family of Charles Roundtree, teen killed by SAPD, raises questions as new footage surfaces
It’s been more than two years since 18-year-old Charles “Chop” Roundtree was shot and killed by San Antonio Police Department Officer Steve Casanova. The fatal encounter — from the moment Officer Casanova approached the porch until he fired two shots into the home — was less than 45 seconds. So how did you feel threatened?”The Roundtree family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the San Antonio Police Department. City Attorney Andy Segovia released the following statement:“This case has been thoroughly investigated and presented to the grand jury, which declined to indict Officer Casanova. The video, which news outlets have previously aired publicly, depicts Officer Casanova responding to a residence in response to an assault call.
Lets kill him: Man arrested for threatening Bexar DA over SAPD-involved killings, police say
SAN ANTONIO A man is accused of threatening Bexar Country District Attorney Joe Gonzales as a response to a KSAT report of Gonzales not reopening the cases of three SAPD officer-involved shooting deaths. He was arrested Wednesday and his bail was set at $25,000, according to online jail records. Patino, in response to a tweet by KSAT reporter Dillon Collier about the cases, said f*** voting lets kill him, according to an arrest affidavit. Bexar County DA explains reasons for not reopening SAPD shooting casesTheir cases have emerged as people in San Antonio, and across the world, have protested racial injustice and police brutality following the death of George Floyd. The families of Jones and Roundtree met Sunday for a peaceful protest in Milam Park to bring attention to their deaths.
Bexar County DA will not reopen investigations into SAPD-involved shooting deaths of 3 men
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales said Monday he has no plans to reopen the cases of three high-profile SAPD officer-involved shooting deaths in San Antonio. Marquise JonesJones, 23, was killed outside a Northeast Side Chacho’s by Officer Robert Encina who was working security at the restaurant. Officer Steve Casanova opened fire on Snowden, but also shot and killed Roundtree who was in the line of fire. RELATED: Mother outraged at SAPD officer who accidentally shot, killed her sonPolice said the home was a drug house they had been called to dozens of times. A Bexar County grand jury voted July 18, 2019, not to indict Casanova and he was cleared of all charges.
WATCH LIVE: Families of 2 men killed by SA police officers organize peaceful vigil Sunday
SAN ANTONIO The families of two men killed by San Antonio police officers in separate incidents are gathering for a peaceful vigil Sunday afternoon. He was shot by off-duty San Antonio police officer Robert Encina. RELATED: Timeline of Marquise Jones civil trialSan Antonio police officers were also involved in the shooting death of Roundtree. Officer Steve Casanova opened fire on Snowden, but also shot and killed Roundtree who was in the line of fire. RELATED: Mother outraged at SAPD officer who accidentally shot, killed her sonIts unclear if the officers are still with the SAPD.
Murderers caught Red-Handed Get Off Scott Free...
As in the Charles Roundtree murder, Garners murder was also caught on video. Garner's dying words, "I can't breathe," became a national rallying cry and a flashpoint in the Black Lives Matter movement. The general point that Im trying to convey is that cops shouldnt be killing ANYONE, especially unarmed black men. Wonder if he wouldve gotten away with that one the way he did Charles Roundtree? The issue of police killing unarmed black men and not being held to account criminally as anyone else would- is a serious one.saobserver.com