Cop Quietly Given Back Job After Executing Handcuffed Man on Video
El Paso, TX — Reports have surfaced indicating what none of us should be surprised by.
A former El Paso police officer was just given his job back.
Despite the fact that he was captured on video shooting a handcuffed man to death, according to reports.
Officer Jose Flores was reinstated to the El Paso Police Department in a manner that was virtually universally ignored by the mainstream media.
The execution occurred on March 8, 2013.
The video clearly shows the officer shooting the victim to death, yet he now has his badge and gun back, reports say.
The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas appealed the department’s decision to fire Officer Flores, apparently arguing that the shooting was “accidental,” according to reports.
“Obviously, this was a very tough case because there was a person who lost his life and he should not have lost his life,” said James Jopling, who is a lawyer for the association that represented Flores.
“Nevertheless, Officer Flores was a very good officer at the time this happened and he continues to be. The department and city are going to benefit from his service.”
The Free Thought Project summarizes the incident as follows:
The disturbing footage shows former Mr. El Paso, Bodybuilder Daniel Saenz, 37, being dragged through the corridors and then outside because guards refused to admit him.
Once outside, the shirtless man struggles with Flores and another civilian guard who lose control of him. Flores then reaches for his taser but quickly decided to go for his gun instead.
He then claims that the security guard bumped his finger causing him to kill Saenz.
Here is the video: