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.
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THE DRIVE FOR BLACK LIVES- Massive Car Caravan for Black Lives Matter
The San Antonio Coalition for Police Accountability, composed of many of the Black Lives Matter protest groups, staged a large rally and car caravan held last Saturday. The group gathered at the AT&T Center on the Eastside and lined up over 200 cars in a car caravan of protest to support the national call to action for black lives matter. Jesse Aguirre was also murdered by bad SAPD officers. A major development in the fight against white supremacy is the involvement of anti-racist whites in Alamo Heights, Leon Valley, Terrell Hills, and across Bexar County. Millions of anti-racist whites have joined the struggle against white supremacy hammering more nails into the coffins of racist ideology.saobserver.com
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