San Antonio officer James Brennand has been fired after physique digicam footage confirmed that he shot and injured 17-year-old Erik Cantu whereas he was inside a automobile consuming a burger within the parking zone of a McDonald’s.
In keeping with NBC Information, the police division introduced that Brennand was fired after leaving Cantu hospitalized with a number of gunshot wounds. As of Friday morning, Cantu’s situation remained unknown. Police shared that Brennand arrived on the quick meals restaurant on Blanco Street round 10:45 p.m. Sunday for an unrelated disturbance name.
Capt. Alyssa Campos, the division’s coaching commander, stated,
“Because the officer tried to collect data from witnesses, he seen a automobile that had evaded him the day earlier than because the officer tried a cease as a result of the registered license plate didn’t match the precise automobile.”
She continued to elucidate that the automobile that Cantu had pushed that evening, had nothing to do with the disturbance name that Brennand had responded to.
Brennand reportedly believed the automobile Cantu had been driving was stolen and referred to as for backup. Nevertheless, he approached the automobile earlier than his backup arrived. Within the physique digicam footage, Brennand might be seen opening the motive force’s facet door, as Cantu ate a burger. He then ordered Cantu to get out of the automobile. Because the automobile is put into reverse, Brennand fires a number of rounds into the automobile because it drives off.
VIDEO: Physique cam video reveals San Antonio Police officer James Brennand fireplace a number of pictures on the 17-year-old suspect, who drove off whereas being requested to get out of the automobile within the parking zone of a North Aspect McDonald’s on Sunday evening.
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NBC Information reviews there was a 17-year-old feminine passenger within the automobile with Cantu. The automobile was discovered a block away from the scene, the passenger didn’t endure any accidents.
In keeping with CNN, Cantu was charged with evading detention in a automobile and assaulting the officer, because the officer claimed that he was hit by the identical door he forcibly opened earlier than Cantu put the automobile in reverse. Nevertheless, Cantu’s protection legal professional, Brian Powers shared that the Bexar County District Lawyer’s Workplace introduced on Friday that prosecutors wouldn’t be shifting ahead with expenses in opposition to Cantu.
Brennand was nonetheless in his probationary interval, which is a requirement for officers who graduated from the police academy lower than a yr in the past. He had been within the power for seven months previous to his termination. It has not been introduced if he can be charged with a criminal offense.
This incident remains to be underneath investigation.
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