- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - An internal affairs investigation into a fatal shooting by Del Rio police has led to the resignation of two probationary officers and the suspension of seven police officers.

KENS-TV (https://bit.ly/1G05Yni ) reports Del Rio Police Chief Waylon Bullard suspended the officers last month and the two officers resigned in lieu of being fired. Capt. Fred Knoll said Monday the officers would not be charged in the Feb. 17 shooting.

According to court documents, 50-year-old Pedro Saldivar was fatally shot after his semitrailer moved toward Del Rio police officers and members of the Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office.

Documents say the internal investigation revealed the discharge of weapons put officers and citizens in danger, and a supervisor officer failed to manage personnel, causing the rest of the city to not be properly covered.


Information from: KENS-TV, https://www.kens5.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide