Dallas County DA seeking photos, video linked to protesters' injuries
October 30, 2020 at 07:21
The district attorney in Dallas County, Texas, is requesting the public's help in acquiring information about protesters being injured during demonstrations in Dallas earlier this year.
District Attorney John Creuzot specifically asked for photos or video footage of protesters being hit by projectiles during separate incidents May 30, when at least three protesters were seriously injured.
In one case, a 26-year-old man lost an eye after being struck by a projectile, authorities said.
His request came as investigations into excessive force by police officers during the protests have stalled, reports said.
Creuzot said the photos and video his office have obtained so far only show the moments before or after the alleged actions by Dallas police officers.
"Specifically, on May 30 at three separate times and three separate locations."
Cities across the U.S., including Dallas, are facing lawsuits over excessive force used by police during protests and riots following the death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis.
HOUSTON POLICE SERGEANT'S FUNERAL SET FOR THURSDAY AFTER FATAL SHOOTINGAt least one incident in Dallas saw a 26-year-old man lose an eye after being struck by a projectile, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Roger Rudloff, a 25-year-old police veteran in the city, was allegedly seen in a photo firing a pepper ball gun at a woman's chest.
The sergeant, who is currently on restricted duty, told the paper he wasn't wearing a body camera.
“We need video or pictures of the actual firing if it is.
We want to see from the firing all the way if we can to the contact with visuals.