Ruling: Video of Texas Middle School Shooting Should Not Go Public

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The video of the Cummings Middle School shooting that left a student dead will not be made public, according to a ruling by the Texas Attorney General’s Office.

In January, two Brownsville police officers fatally shot eighth-grade student Jaime Gonzalez, 15, after he pointed a weapon at them and refused to put it down. Officials later determined that the weapon was a pellet gun.

A Cameron county grand jury decided in August to “no bill” officers Everardo Longoria and Raul Cazares in Gonzalez’s death. This means that the grand jury “found there was insufficient probable cause to believe that a criminal act was committed,” according to a press release from the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office. Because no charges were filed in the case, the DA’s office argued that the video should not be made public.

In its Oct. 9 ruling, the Attorney General stated that any records or documents related to juveniles are confidential and should not be made public — even if the minor is deceased, reports the Brownsville Herald.

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