DUPLANTIS: THEY COULD’VE AT LEAST CALLED US!

A BLOG STORY BEHIND THE TV REPORT: A FAMILY’S FRUSTRATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT!

I was out interviewing the family of 47 year old Carlos Berdeguez (cowboy hat) on Thursday afternoon. He is the man who was shot and killed while driving to work Thursday morning on 610 east around 6 am. Police are not sure who shot him, why or even how. But back to the family. Berdeguez’s father-in-law James Duplantis (dark burgundy shirt) was a bit upset. He wanted to know why no one from the investigating agency (Houston Police Dept.) called his daughter Darlene Berdeguez to tell her Carlos was dead. So how did she find out? Duplantis says while Darlene was at work she received a phone call. It was her company’s human resources department telling Mrs. Berdeguez her husband was dead. So what’s the problem with that? Duplantis says since the death notice never came from an official investigator from the Houston Police Department she held on to some hope that human resources staffers at her place of employment could be wrong. Eventually, Darlene got the confirmation she dreaded when she called an investigator herself. But her father feels the detectives should’ve delivered the news themselves to his grieving daughter. He said, “they ought to tell you what they can or at least they ought to tell you what happened.” The Insite is not clear on what HPD’s policy is on delivering death notices but I will make the inquiry on Friday!