After review, prosecutors decline to reopen case of Black man killed by San Antonio police officer
Marquise Jones was killed by Officer R. Encina Feb. 28, 2014 at 8614 Perrin Beitel. Gonzales said that Jones’ family had also provided additional information into the shooting. Jones' family sued Encina and the city for damages in federal court, claiming Encina used excessive and unreasonable force and violated Jones' constitutional rights. However, a jury later ruled against Jones’ family, claiming Encina didn’t use excessive and unnecessary deadly force. “There is conflicting evidence on whether Jones had a gun,” prosecutors wrote in their review.
No officers convicted by Iowa AG in force cases since 2004
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, Iowa attorney general Tom Miller speaks in Iowa City, Iowa. Jones escaped one officer’s tackle and carried a handgun as he fled through a neighborhood in Burlington, Iowa. To determine whether Chiprez should face charges, authorities turned to Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a Democrat and the longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history, with four decades in the role. It pursued charges against two officers out of 35 force cases reviewed, and both were ultimately acquitted. Kim Reynolds in June, in response to racial injustice protests, authorizes the attorney general to investigate any officer’s use of force that results in death.
Family of Black man shot, killed by off-duty SAPD officer meet with DA
“This afternoon, I met with the family of Marquise Jones and some of their representatives. I know the Jones family has waited a long time to get answers from the District Attorney’s Office. I have promised the family that we will communicate with them as we work on the new review of this case. Jones' family sued Encina and the city for damages in federal court, claiming Encina used excessive and unreasonable force and violated Jones' constitutional rights. However, a jury later ruled against Jones' family, claiming Encina didn’t use excessive and unnecessary deadly force.