On February 28, 2011 Charal RaRa Thomas was shot twelve times by FWPD Officer J. Romer during what should have been a routine traffic stop. Officer Romer shot and killed Thomas while his three small children sat in the back seat of the SUV. Officer Romer contends Thomas attempted to pull off while Romer's arm was trapped inside the SUV. Thomas allegedly refused to be compliant when given verbal commands by Romer and one other officer to exit the SUV. Romer alleges Thomas, a handicap man with one leg refused to step out of the vehicle and sometimes shortly thereafter was shot when he allegedly attempted to flee. Romer contends he was on the running board when Thomas put the car in drive and began driving off.
A Tarrant county grand jury recently found that Officer J. Romer did nothing wrong. They found that he followed policy and procedure in the shooting that took the life of Charal RaRa Thomas. Romer was a eight year veteran police officer, many question if an officer putting his arm inside of a vehicle is actually within police policy.
After posting this show the night of 09/22/11 my entire site experienced technical difficulties for approximately 48 hours. I have been harrassed by some officers within this same department since taping this show. That behavior is considered absolute malfeasance. As of February 16, 2011 I have reached out to the FBI, Texas Atty General Greg Abbott, Dept of Justice Eric Holder, and the Texas Rangers about harassment on the part of FWPD...
This host was recently forced to move from the Ft Worth area to a different part of the country due to harassment and intimidation inflicted upon her by the Fort Worth police department. Please write Ft Worth Mayor Betsy Price and the city council if you feel this type of harrassment should not be tolerated.
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