Family Upset With District Attorney's Ruling On Officer-Involved Shooting
POSTED: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 9:49pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 9:01am
The Dona Ana County District Attorney says police officers were justified when they shot and killed a man in January. Las Cruces Police were sent to Anthony Medrano's home after getting a call that he was abusing his wife.
The District Attorney says deadly force by the officers was needed because he was coming at them with a knife and a bat. Medrano's family were disappointed with the investigation and felt like some of their questions weren't completly answered.
"How come they didn't use a taser, first off?" asked Adrian Medrano, Anthony's brother. "They said they had a taser but it wouldn't have worked they would have been in danger so they said the officer just put away his taser and used deadly force against him. So there was no try on the taser."
The family has contacted an attorney about Medrano's death, but they're still uncertain if they will take any legal action.