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If the Court accepts the plea agreement, Officer Matthew Felitto will receive a sentence of probation along with a $7,500 fine.
“The Bility family thanks District Attorney Stollsteimer and his staff of investigators and prosecutors for following the evidence and the law in bringing forth these charges today.”
During a recent interview, Sunrise Police Chief Anthony Rosa stated, “I find it to be inappropriate and unprofessional, because what he did is he escalated the situation when calm was actually required.”
According to the assessment, staffing shortages at the police department are leading to fatigue and frustration, while the quality of law enforcement has declined due to policies pushing officers to increase the number of arrests and citations.
Next month, all three men face a second trial on federal hate crime charges.
The Precinct One Internal Affairs Unit, Houston Police Department, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office are conducting investigations into the officer-involved shooting. Constable Rosen has not disclosed the name of the fired deputy who shot Hannibal.
"My commitment is to conduct a thorough, complete and transparent investigation into the circumstances that led up to this tragedy and provide the family and public with as much information as possible.”
“Justice is beyond the reach that we have in this life for Daunte. But accountability is an important step, a critical necessary step on the road to justice for us all.”
Police can arrest people for “cover charges,” like resisting arrest, to justify their use of excessive force and shield themselves from liability. In Jefferson Parish, 73% of the time someone is arrested on a “cover charge” alone, they’re Black.
“To be held accountable on both levels, on state level and federal level, we believe, sends a very clear message that the deliberate indifference and the denial of constitutional rights of marginalized people of color won’t be tolerated.”