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Austin Police Officer Christopher Taylor Indicted for Murder of Michael Ramos

HeadlineMar 12, 2021

In Texas, Austin police officer Christopher Taylor has been arrested on murder charges in connection to the killing of Michael Ramos, a 42-year-old Black Latinx man who was shot to death by police last April after a 911 caller falsely reported he had a gun. It’s the first known case of an Austin police officer being charged with murder. Video of Ramos’s final moments showed him holding his hands up and shouting that he was unarmed, when an officer shot him with a bean bag round. After Ramos retreated to his car and tried to drive away, officer Taylor opened fire with a rifle, hitting Ramos three times. He was pronounced dead later that evening. 

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