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Texas Officer Found Not Guilty for Killing Pamela Turner During a Mental Health Crisis

HeadlineOct 12, 2022

A Baytown, Texas, police officer was acquitted in the 2019 fatal shooting of Pamela Turner. Juan Delacruz was on trial for aggravated assault for shooting Turner, a 44-year-old Black woman and grandmother, five times in an apartment complex while trying to arrest her in May 2019. Turner’s family says she was having a mental health crisis and that Delacruz knew Turner had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Turner and Delacruz lived in the same apartment complex, where Delacruz also served as a security guard.

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