OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING AT THE DOWNTOWN JAIL IN EL PASO
The Texas Attorney Generals office ordered the city of El Paso to comply with the public records request made by the El Paso Times in February for the video of the officer involved shooting of Daniel Saenz.
Mr. Saenz had been arrested for the assault of an off duty officer and staff members at Del Sol Medical Center.
The investigation found that Mr. Saenz had the ability to bring his handcuffed hands to the front of him and also the ability to withstand tazers shots and that they were ineffective on him on an earlier occasion.
"The video does not show an important event that happened earlier in the day," Jopling said in the CLEAT statement. "When Mr. Saenz was in his holding cell at the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center, he was observed moving his cuffed hands from behind his body to the front of his body. This is called 'fronting' his cuffs. Mr. Saenz, who was in bare feet, put his shoes on and, when finished, moved his handcuffs back behind his body. Mr. Saenz did this with great agility and speed."