A Texas grand jury has officially cleared an officer of any wrongdoing after he fatally shot an unarmed man back in January.
Officer Juventino Castro will face no charges in the deadly shooting of 26-year-old Jordan Baker, Chron News reports.
In a police report filed after the killing, Castro said there was a scuffle and a foot chase into the alley after the officer asked to see Baker’s ID. Castro told investigators he shot Baker after the man allegedly charged the cop.
“You have an opportunity to get this right,” chanted many in attendance on Sunday.
The decision comes at a tense time between police and civilians. The non-indictments of the officers responsible for the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner have started social movements, including Black Lives Matter, to address the perceived racial bias among police and sparking demonstrations across the country.
It’s unclear at this time if Castro will stay on the force or face disciplinary action.
“He did everything right,” Janet Baker, the victim’s mother, said at the time of his death. “He’s a college student, he was working part time. He does everything for his son. His son is his life.”