Grand jury to hear case of DPD officers who shot pregnant mom
June 20, 2017
DALLAS – A Dallas County grand jury will hear an officer-involved shooting where a 21-year old pregnant mother was shot and killed as police say she tried to run them over.
Police body cam video was used in a previous hearing. But to date, the entire video has not been made public and is expected to be a critical part of the prosecution’s case to determine if the officers should face charges or not.
Former prosecutor turned defense attorney Toby Shook is not involved in the case, but offered his perspective on what the grand jury will consider in deciding whether the two officers who opened fire will face any charges.
“The car moves in a way that they say they felt endangered themselves and other, and there’s a gun found. All those facts go in favor of the officer,” Shook said. “However, we don’t know exactly what the video shows. And I think that will be the most important that the grand jury sees.”