Wife of unarmed man killed by Grapevine police officer files federal wrongful-death lawsuit

From Dallas Morning News:

Wife of unarmed man killed by Grapevine police officer files federal wrongful-death lawsuit

ROBERT WILONSKY

Seven months after Rubén García Villalpando was shot and killed by Grapevine police Officer Robert Clark along State Highway 121, sparking international headlines and calls for an investigation from the Mexican government, his wife Martha Anjelica Romero has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in Dallas federal court.

In May a Tarrant County grand jury declined to indict Clark in the shooting death of the Mexican immigrant, which followed a short high-speed pursuit from Grapevine into Euless. In dash-cam video released by Grapevine police, García Villalpando asks the officer if he’s going to kill him. “Nah, I’m not gonna kill you,” Clark says. The mechanic, who the coroner later determined was drunk, tells Clark he’s going to walk toward him. Clark tells him not to, repeatedly, but García Villalpando keeps approaching. Six minutes and 14 seconds after the video starts rolling, Clark fires two shots at García Villalpando. The shooting takes place out of the camera’s view.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/20150924-wife-of-unarmed-man-killed-by-grapevine-police-officer-files-federal-wrongful-death-lawsuit.ece

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