Attorneys Ben Crump and Bob Hilliard : “The acknowledgement that this officer violated use of force policy when he killed a non-threatening innocent man who was mentally ill and who was committing no crime will enrage a Harris County jury. Perhaps a jury’s verdict will cause the sheriff’s department to focus on training, supervision and monitoring its officers. The color of your skin and state of your mental health should not be factors in whether you live or die in an interaction with police.
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Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez fires deputy who shot and killed Danny Ray Thomas