Texas officer indicted on assault charges for shooting of black woman in 2019

A police officer in Baytown, Texas, was indicted on assault charges in connection to the fatal shooting of Pamela Turner in 2019.

A grand jury indicted Baytown Officer Juan Delacruz on charges of aggravated assault by a public servant on Monday over his role in Turner’s death. Delacruz has maintained that he acted in self-defense after Turner, a 44-year-old black woman, took his Taser during an arrest in 2019.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said that Delacruz will be given a chance to turn himself in to process the charges. If he is found guilty, he could spend up to five years in prison.

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