Prosecutor ran on changing Austin before police indictments


February 20, 2022

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jose Garza ran for district attorney in Austin on promises to hold police accountable in Texas' capital city. He got off to a fast start, charging at least seven officers during his first year on the job, including one charged with murder twice.

But no cases have reached deeper into the police department than the indictments Thursday of 19 officers on felony charges over tactics used during the 2020 racial injustice protests.

"Nineteen is, whew, I don't know any place else that's done that," said Margaret Moore, Garza's predecessor as the district attorney of Travi...

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