White Texas Officer Fired for Killing Black Man at Retailer

The white Texas police officer charged for the homicide of a Black man final weekend was fired Thursday after the discharge of an affidavit that detailed the deadly incident outdoors a comfort retailer, USA Today reports. Wolfe Metropolis stated officer Shaun Lucas “was terminated for his egregious violation of the Metropolis’s and police division’s insurance policies.” The Texas Rangers affidavit stated Jonathan Worth supplied a handshake to Lucas and requested if he was “doing good” because the officer arrived to answer a disturbance name. Your complete interplay was captured on a physique digicam. Lucas was arrested and charged with homicide on Monday. He was booked into the Hunt County Jail, the place his bail was set at $1 hundreds of thousands.

Worth, a former Hardin-Simmons College pupil and soccer participant, has been described by neighbors as a “pillar of the neighborhood.” On the night time of the capturing, Worth apologized for damaged glass on the bottom, explaining that somebody tried to “wrap me up.” The affidavit stated Lucas believed Worth was intoxicated and tried to detain him. “I can’t be detained,” Worth stated as Lucas tried to seize his arm and provides orders. The Texas Rangers stated Worth resisted “in a non-threatening posture” and started to stroll away when Lucas deployed his Taser, which wasn’t efficient. Worth then walked towards Lucas and appeared to attempt to seize the top of the Taser gun. That’s when Lucas fired his service weapon 4 occasions, putting Worth within the higher torso.  He died at an area hospital. “The preliminary investigation signifies that the actions of officer Lucas weren’t objectionably cheap,” the Texas Rangers stated.