- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A West Texas assistant police chief has been suspended and two other commanders reprimanded for their roles during the high-profile investigation into the 2012 killing of a 15-year-old boy.

Interim Lubbock Police Chief Jerry Brewer said during a news conference Wednesday that an internal review found “policy violations and procedural errors” by police in the aftermath of Mark Anthony Ysasaga’s death.

Brewer says Assistant Chief James Shavers was suspended without pay for 10 days. He was previously reassigned to oversee the department’s patrol division.

Brewer says errors included police destroying the arrest report for a 19-year-old man seen as a person of interest in Ysasaga’s killing. The man was arrested on unrelated charges that were later dropped.

Twenty-year-old Jose Simental is in custody on charges that he killed Ysasaga.


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