A Texas broadcaster’s decision to publish a bystander’s video capturing Texas deputies shooting a man with his hands raised has prompted an FBI investigation into the death of a 41-year-old San Antonio man whose killing has been viewed around the world.
“Experienced civil rights investigators from the FBI will thoroughly review the facts and circumstances surrounding the shooting,” the FBI said in a statement Tuesday. “Our focus is to determine whether a civil rights violation took place as a result of a deputy willfully engaging in the use of excessive or unjustified force.”
The Friday shooting, which was first published Monday by KSAT in San Antonio, has also prompted Bexar County officials in Texas to beef up the use of body and dash cameras. The Bexar County deputies involved in the shooting were not wearing body cameras and are on paid administrative leave.
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