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'Don't you have rules against this?': As DA prosecutes protest shooting, court papers reveal clash with police
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A judge on Friday ruled against having an evidence hearing that would have aired more of the tension between Austin police and the Travis County district attorney in the case of the fatal shooting of a Black Lives Matter protester.

State District Judge Cliff Brown, who already ruled last summer that nothing "legally or criminally coercive" occurred when the DA's office significantly edited down Detective David Fugitt's presentation to the grand jury, decided that new developments did not merit a hearing.

Defense attorneys Clint Broden and Doug O'Connell asked for the hearing on behalf of their client Daniel Perry, who is charged with murder after he shot and killed protester Garrett Foster. Perry has said he shot Foster, who was also armed, in self-defense.


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Comments:
Austin liberal capital of the US, no matter the facts if your white your behind the eight ball
Posted by LE at 10/24/2021 9:42:26 AM

Talk about burying the lede. Had to read nearly a dozen paragraphs to find out the detective found evidence that the witnesses statements against the defendant were useless.
Posted by Jf at 10/26/2021 2:43:51 PM

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