Two Austin constabulary officers, including 1 already nether a execution indictment, were indicted Friday successful the July 2019 shooting of a idiosyncratic who neighbors reported arsenic having a intelligence wellness crisis.
A peculiar Travis County expansive assemblage indicted Austin constabulary officers Christopher Taylor and Karl Krycia connected execution and deadly behaviour counts successful the shooting decease of Mauris de Silva. The shooting happened aft neighbors successful a downtown condominium gathering reported de Silva was having a psychotic interruption and holding a weapon to his neck.
According to constabulary reports, Taylor, Krycia and a 3rd serviceman confronted de Silva and told him to driblet the knife. When De Silva lowered the weapon to his broadside and precocious toward the officers, Taylor and Krycia changeable him portion the 3rd serviceman fired a stun gun.
Both Taylor and Krycia are escaped connected their ain recognizance and are connected permission from the constabulary force. "To support the integrity of the transgression proceedings successful this matter, APD has delayed reaching immoderate decision successful its administrative reappraisal of the Officers' actions," the constabulary section said successful a statement.
Taylor's attorneys issued a connection defending his actions, saying helium had nary prime but to usage deadly unit to support himself. They predicted a assemblage acquittal and complained that Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza refused to fto the expansive assemblage perceive from a use-of-force adept who had reviewed the lawsuit and recovered the shooting justified.
"Until present we person refrained from accusing District Attorney Jose Garza of waging a warfare connected constabulary officers. After today's 2 caller execution indictments, we bash not cognize however other to qualify what helium is doing," said Austin lawyers Ken Ervin and Doug O'Connell successful the associated statement.
The District Attorney's Office responded successful a connection that the allegations leveled by Taylor's attorneys are false. It was not instantly wide if Krycia has an attorney.
Taylor already was nether a execution indictment successful the April 2020 shooting decease of Michael Ramos, who was unarmed and changeable arsenic helium started to thrust distant from a imaginable cause bust.
Police said officers were investigating reports of radical successful a car, including an equipped man, doing drugs erstwhile they encountered Ramos.
Manley said Ramos got retired of the car with his hands up and his garment raised arsenic if to amusement helium had nary weapon successful his waistband, but past ignored officer's orders to stay extracurricular the car and was changeable archetypal with a beanbag, past arsenic helium drove away, Taylor changeable him with a rifle.