HOUSTON POLICE CHIEF’S STATEMENT ON GRAND JURY DECISION!

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A Harris County grand jury did not indict a Houston police officer in the January shooting death of Jordan Baker.

Here is the statement issued by HPD Chief Charles McClelland:

“We respect the grand jury’s decision in this case.  This is certainly a tragic and unfortunate incident for the officer involved and the family of Jordan Baker.  We will continue to evaluate our policies and training in an attempt to prevent these types of incidents in the future.  We are in the process of developing a new foot pursuit policy designed to protect officers and the citizens they encounter.  We place the highest priority on human life and we encourage anyone that has interactions with police to follow and obey the commands and instructions of officers.  There is always a proper place and time to contest your arrest or file a police complaint.  I have forwarded this investigation to the local office of the FBI for its review to ensure there are no civil rights violations.”

-Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr.