The Fourth Anniversary of the Killing of Daniel Saenz

Four years ago today, El Paso Police Officer Jose Flores shot and killed handcuffed prisoner Daniel Saenz in the sallyport of the El Paso County Jail.

You remember. It was all caught on video.

Today Officer Flores is serving a ten year sentence in the Texas Department of Corrections Facility in Huntsville.

Nah. Just kidding. He’s back on the force, keeping El Paso safe from the depredations of other handcuffed prisoners.

You remember. Our District Attorney’s office couldn’t get an indictment against Officer Flores, even with color video of the whole incident.

Remember all the uproar from our elected officials over the incident? The City Council, which oversees the Police Department? The County Judge, who is responsible for the jail?

Oh, that’s right. They didn’t say anything. City Council District 3 Representative Emma Acosta is running for Mayor. If you see her out at a campaign event, maybe you should ask her about that.

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