BAYTOWN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Houston-area police Officer Juan Delacruz, who fatally shot a woman with mental illness earlier this month, is back on the job but not the streets.
Delacruz returned to work at the Baytown Police Department on Monday. He’ll be on administrative duty during the investigation into his shooting of 44-year-old Pamela Turner. Delacruz was put on paid leave for three days following the May 13 killing.READ MORE: Police Arrest Adan Garcia For DWI Crash That Killed Pregnant Woman, Her Child & Good Samaritan
Police have said Delacruz shot the African American woman after she hit him with his Taser during an attempted arrest. Turner’s family has presented the Hispanic officer as the aggressor, saying he was Turner’s neighbor and knew she was paranoid schizophrenic.READ MORE: Outcry After North Texas School Administrator Urges Presenting 'Opposing' Views Of The Holocaust
A lawyer for Turner’s family says video of the incident and a private autopsy show Delacruz shot Turner in the stomach, chest and face while a “safe distance” away.MORE NEWS: AMC Theatres To Offer Open Caption Showtimes In More Than 100 U.S. Markets
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