Trial for El Paso police officer charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon rescheduled
POSTED: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 1:46pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 9:26am
The trial for an officer charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon has been rescheduled. This is the fourth time Jorge Gonzalez's trial date has been pushed back. He's the El Paso police officer who allegedly shot at Andres Cortez near the McDonald’s at Yarbrough and Gateway West four years ago, leaving him seriously injured. Gonzalez, who was off duty at the time, maintains Cortez hit his car from behind and then tried to flee, almost hitting Gonzalez's girlfriend, also an El Paso police officer. Police said that is when Gonzalez opened fire. A grand jury indicted him in August 2011.
Gonzalez was also involved in another shooting in March 2011. Police said he shot at an SUV during a high speed chase around the UTEP campus. He was not charged in that shooting.
His trial for the 2010 shooting has been moved to September 26. If convicted he faces 2 to 20 years in prison.
Gonzalez is still working as an El Paso police officer