Cop Who Shot and Killed Unarmed 14-year-old Hiding in Woodshed May Have Used Excessive Force

“A police officer for a Texas school district may have used excessive force in fatally shooting a teenager who fled the scene of a fistfight, a federal judge ruled.   ‘In violation of NISD police department procedures, Alvarado drew his weapon immediately after exiting the patrol car,’ the complaint states. ‘With his gun drawn, he rushed through the gate and into the back yard. Within seconds from arriving at the residence, Alvarado shot and killed the unarmed boy hiding in the shed.’  The school district attracted national attention last year when a father challenged its program for tracking students with chip-embedded identification badges.”

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