Texas General Attorney's Office Rules in Cummings Middle School Shooting

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 7:44am

The Texas Attorney General's Office has ruled that the video from the Cummings Middle school shooting does not have to be released to the public. Media outlets had been asking for the surveillance video showing the shooting of 15 year-old Jaime Gonzalez, who refused and pointed a gun, at police who then shot the teen killing him. It was determined later in the investigation that the teen was holding a pellet gun which police believed was a real weapon at the time of the incident. The Cameron County District Attorney's Office sought out the opinion from the Texas Attorney General which informed them to "follow the law." Sam Smith, from the Cameron County D.A.'s office stated, "Under the family code, because the deceased in this case is a juvenile. It is the law, in this state, that criminal investigations under the family code that involve a juvenile are not to be released for public dissemination."

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