No charges for policeman who killed unarmed father of four

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Grand Jury Sets Texas Policeman After Shooting of Mexican

In Texas, a grand jury announced on Monday that a Grapevine police officer will not be indicted after he fatally shot an unarmed Mexican man.

Rubén García Villalpando, a married father of four, was shot twice in the chest on the side of a highway in February by Grapevine police officer Robert Clark after a brief car chase.

With the investigation closed, a dashcam video of the incident was released in which Villalpando is seen raising his hands as he walked unsteadily toward Clark, who repeatedly asked him to stop.

Villalpando was intoxicated at the time, the medical examiner's autopsy report said.

Villalpando's death is the third death this year involving questionable police tactics and Mexican migrant men. Protestors calling for the officer to face prosecution say the shooting was racially motivated. They also draw comparison to the police killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City.
Via CNN

"If my husband had killed a police officer, he would be in jail," Marta Romero, Villalpando's widow told CNN. "But since it was the opposite, will they just leave it this way? Because an officer killed a man, because he killed an illegal and nothing more? What are a human's rights then? Now an animal gets more rights than a man."


Clark was placed on leave following the incident, but has returned to work in a desk job.

Here's what people on Twitter had to say:

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No charges for policeman who killed unarmed father of four
Cop who shot & killed unarmed #RubénGarciaVillalpando w/his hands up, charged w/NOTHING. VIDEO http://t.co/3mklBeUB3a http://t.co/XkJnt9tuX9
Racism in the U.S. Is worse than ever and you can't tell me other wise #smh #RubenGarciaVillalpando
Once again killling an unarmed human being is deemed legal by our INjustice system. God Bless America. #RubenGarciaVillalpando
Don't reccomend watching the #RubénGarciaVillalpando dashcam vid, but very upsetting is Officer Clark yelling at him AFTER shooting him.
@POTUSRace2012 #RubenGarcíaVillalpando: 1 of 3 unarmed Mexican citizens killed by police in US over a period of less than a month.
While the peaceful protest is going on @GrapevinePolice still protecting them #rubengarciavillalpando http://t.co/1fOSC0wyu1
23 ppl asking what is going to happen now "can we trust the police" #rubengarciavillalpando http://t.co/PEMLvXyUdY
Police officers are "given license to use deadly force" w/ almost no accountability, according to #RubenGarciaVillalpando’s attorney.
Cientos marchan pidiendo justicia para #RubenGarcíaVillalpando inmigrante ultimado por oficial de @GrapevinePolice http://t.co/7ew12iSbGw
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