(Replace) Former San Antonio Officer Turns Himself In As He Faces Assault Fees For Capturing Teen In A McDonald’s Parking Lot 

Tuesday night time, former San Antonio officer James Brennand turned himself in to officers after it was introduced he’s dealing with two counts of aggravated assault by a public servant for the October 2nd capturing of 17-year-old Erik Cantu, who’s now on life help.

Based on CNN, Police Chief William McManus introduced that there was an aggravated assault cost filed for every one that was within the automobile. As beforehand reported, Cantu was within the driver’s seat the night time of the incident, and there was additionally a passenger as effectively, however that individual was not injured.

McManus stated the capturing was “unjustified each administratively and criminally.” He continued to say,

“We labored on this for a number of days to get so far the place we might submit a warrant to a decide for signature, and that’s the place we’re proper now.”

McManus beforehand acknowledged that the aggravated assault prices might enhance to murder if Cantu doesn’t survive.

Brennand, who was on the police power for seven months, was terminated after physique digital camera footage confirmed him approaching the automobile and opening up the door as he ordered Cantu to get out of the automobile. As Cantu positioned the automobile in reverse, Brennand opened hearth 5 occasions on the automobile and fired a further 5 occasions because the automobile drove away.

McManus spoke about arriving on the scene and seeing the situation of the bullet holes. He stated,

“After I noticed it, the situation of the bullet holes, I had a difficulty with it instantly. You possibly can inform by wanting on the autos, which method the automobile is shifting when the photographs are fired, and this automobile, it was very telling to me, that this automobile was shifting away from the officer, and shifting parallel with the officer, so it was fairly clear to me at that time that we have been going to have a difficulty.”

As beforehand talked about, Brennand reportedly believed the automobile Cantu had been driving was stolen and he known as for backup. Nonetheless, he approached the automobile earlier than his backup arrived. It was talked about that Brennand seen the automobile that had evaded him the day prior as he tried to cease the automobile as a result of the registered license plate didn’t match the precise automobile.

On the time of the incident he was responding to a unrelated disturbance name that didn’t contain the automobile Cantu had been driving in that night time.



We’ll proceed to replace you as this story unfolds.



TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @JadeAshley94

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