Killeen, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: My name is Tresa I lost my son in 6-12-2012 & I lost my mind I just want someone to read the reports I have

Bud was being chased by the cops on his crock rocket I just want the truth about that night & the Stephenville police department shredded the first report & the cop chasing him said she wasn’t but she was anything I can do to find the truth ?

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Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You could try sending them a request for copies of all documents and electronic recordings relating to the incident and investigation pursuant to the Texas Freedom of Information Act.

You might be able to pursue a federal section 1983 civil rights lawsuit against the police but there is a chance that it has been too long and it would be barred by limitations... consult a Civil Rights attorney about that.

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Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Working with families who have lost a loved one is one of the hardest legal tasks for a lawyer. Before engaging a lawyer to complete this task you should make sure that your goals are well articulated. What exactly do you want to accomplish? Do you want to know what happened? Do you want to make sure that no one else was at fault? Do you want to make sure the investigation was complete and impartial? Do you want to file a lawsuit and earn a recovery? Maybe, you just want some answers. An attorney can help you with all of these tasks but you should make sure that you don't engage an attorney who is promising you the world. Maybe, the lawyer will be able to get you answers so that you can put your mind at ease. However, you should be aware that getting a recovery will likely be difficult. Take care of yourself, I am sorry for your loss.

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