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
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.