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Texas Sheriff, Indicted for Evidence Tampering in Javier Ambler’s Killing, Loses Reelection

HeadlineNov 05, 2020

In Texas, Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody has lost his reelection bid to Democrat Mike Gleason, after Chody was indicted on felony charges of evidence tampering related to the police killing of Javier Ambler. Ambler, who was African American, was tasered to death during a traffic stop in March of 2019 as he told officers, “I have congestive heart failure,” and “I can’t breathe.” Ambler’s death was recorded by the former reality TV show “Live PD,” but the show’s producers never publicly released the footage and later said they had destroyed it at Sheriff Chody’s request.

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