Texas Cop Who Fatally Shot Black Grandmother Is Back At Work

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 28: Law enforcement personnel work at the scene of a shooting where five Houston police officers were reported shot January 28, 2019 in Houston, Texas. A tweet by the police officers union in Houston said that two of the officers were in critical condition and that the other three were in stable condition, according to published reports.  (Photo by Loren Elliott/Getty Images)

Texas Cop Who Fatally Shot Black Grandmother Is Back At Work

Pamela Turner was gunned down despite known mental illness.

Published May 26, 2019

Shocking video of a Baytown, Texas police officer shooting and killing a 44-year-old Black grandmother surfaced last week and sparked outrage nationwide.

Now, the cop who killed 44-year-old Pamela Turner is reportedly back on the job after only three days of paid administrative leave. On May 13, 2019, Turner, who suffers from mental illness, was gunned down by Juan Delacruz.

What’s even more tragic and disturbing is that the officer and the local police department reportedly knew Turner suffered from mental issues, as she’s had run ins with officers before.

Pamela Turner famously shouted “I’m pregnant” during a struggle with Delacruz before she was shot at five times with three bullets hitting her. Her family though is continuing to fight to raise awareness surrounding the death. The Turner family hired social justice advocate and attorney Ben Crump to represent their concerns to the public.

Part of the awareness surrounding Pamela’s death is the autopsy, which determined she was not in fact pregnant, but did identify the location of the gunshot entry wounds (cheek, chest and abdomen).

Crump also stated during a news conference that Turner’s wounds had no powder burns, which essentially means that the officer was a safe distance away when he shot her multiple times. The Texas Rangers and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office are continuing to investigate the shooting.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Loren Elliott/Getty Images


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