After responding to a domestic violence call, Gilbert Flores told Bexar County (San Antonio) police that he wanted to die. They obliged him (after trying to talk down the knife- and chair-wielding man and, according to the linked report, unsuccessfully trying to knock him down with a Taser). This video was taken by neighbors across the street and was released after a grand jury cleared deputies Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez this week . . .
“If you only saw that second video, in my opinion, I think there would have been an indictment,” said Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood. “But we present everything, from the 911 tapes to everything.”
Roger that. Flores’s hands were in the air when the shots rang out.
“The 911 audio, when you hear that, you’ll get what I mean,” LaHood said. “You have a man saying he wanted to die by police officer, suicide by cop, he had been violent to his wife and to a baby and his mom was crying. It’s not a flattering 911 tape of the deceased.”
No doubt. But that video tape isn’t flattering of the officers actions either. A federal law suit has been filed on behalf of the family.