Killing of Pamela Turner

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On May 13, 2019, an African American woman Pamela Turner was shot and killed by a police officer from Baytown, Texas.[1] The incident occurred at a parking lot of an apartment complex where both Turner and the shooter, Officer Juan Delacruz of the Baytown Police Department, were living at the time.[1][2] Video footage of the incident was captured by a bystander.[3] On September 14, 2020, a grand jury indicted Delacruz with aggravated assault by a public servant.[4][5]

The family has retained national civil rights attorneys Benjamin Crump and Devon Jacob.[6]


  1. ^ a b Paybarah, Azi (September 14, 2020). "Officer in Texas Is Indicted in 2019 Fatal Shooting of Pamela Turner". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  2. ^ "Pamela Turner: Texas charges officer for fatal 2019 US shooting". Al Jazeera. September 15, 2020. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "Lawyer: Cop killed mentally ill Texas woman in "unjustifiable execution"". CBS News. May 16, 2019. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  4. ^ Vera, Amir; Raja, Razek (September 15, 2020). "Texas police officer indicted after fatally shooting a woman with schizophrenia". CNN. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  5. ^ "Texas Officer Charged With Assault in Fatal 2019 Shooting of Black Woman". The Wall Street Journal. Associated Press. September 14, 2020. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  6. ^ Bleiberg | AP, Jake. "Lawyer: Texas city's police leaders must reform or resign". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved December 18, 2020.