No Charges For Cop Who Shot Jordan Baker In Sadly Familiar Story

"A grand jury in Houston decided on Tuesday not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old unarmed black man in January. This is the fourth decision favoring police in the United States in recent officer-involved killings, which have triggered nationwide protests over the use of excessive force by law enforcement.

Officer Juventino Castro, who was off-duty and working as a private security guard at a strip mall, shot Jordan Baker in January after a scuffle broke out between the two, law enforcement officials reportedly said. Castro had reportedly said that he confronted Baker after suspecting him of being a burglar targeting the mall.

“Officer Castro, fearing for his life, discharged his duty weapon one time, striking Baker,” police reportedly said."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

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