[Watch] Should Cop Have Shot This Man While In Handcuffs?

This Video Just Released.Police officer from El Paso TX. pulled his Taser stun gun after he pulled his pistol and fatally shot a handcuffed prisoner at th
e City Jail last year, according to security camera footage released Monday by the city of El Paso.
The video of the March 8, 2013, shooting death of weight lifted Daniel Saenz was released after the Texas Attorney General’s Office ordered the city to comply with an open-records request made by the El Paso Times in February. The video was demanded after a grand jury [declined|denied} to indict Officer Jose Flores in the shooting.

Jim Jopling, a lawyer with the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) defending Flores, said in a statement that the group believes the grand jury cleared Flores because of “the totality of the circumstances, which include the long sequence of events that came before the shooting itself.”

Saenz, 37, had been detained that day on assault charges after allegedly attacking an off-duty police officer and staff at Del Sol Medical Center, where he had been transported after he was found exhibiting abnormal behavior at an Alberstons supermarket on Yarbrough Drive.

The jail video released Monday starts with Saenz shirtless, handcuffed behind his back and sliding sitting on the floor as he is dragged by Flores and an unnamed prisoner transport guard.

Police officials reported that Saenz was being taken from the jail to a hospital. Jail staff had refused An El Paso police officer pulled his Taser stun gun after he drew his handgun and fatally shot a handcuffed prisoner at the Downtown Jail last year, according to security camera footage released Monday by the city of El Paso.

The video of the March 8, 2013, shooting death of body builder Daniel Saenz was released after the Texas Attorney General’s Office ordered the city to comply with an open-records request made by the El Paso Times in February. The video was requested after a grand jury declined to indict Officer Jose Flores in the shooting.

Jim Jopling, a lawyer with the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) representing Flores, said in a statement that the group believes the grand jury cleared Flores because of “the totality of the circumstances, which include the long sequence of events that came before the shooting itself.”

Saenz, 37, had been arrested that day on assault charges after allegedly attacking an off-duty police officer and staff at Del Sol Medical Center, where he had been taken after he was found exhibiting bizarre behavior at an Alberstons supermarket on Yarbrough Drive.

The jail video released Monday starts with Saenz shirtless, handcuffed behind his back and sliding sitting on the floor as he is dragged by Flores and an unnamed prisoner transport guard.

Police officials had said that Saenz was being taken from the jail to a hospital. Jail staff had refused to accept Saenz because when he was being walked into the jail he “struck his own head into the doorway causing himself injury,” according to a previously released Custodial Death Report. In the video, there appears to be blood on Saenz’s face.

Once Saenz is dragged outside, the officer and guard appear to talk to him as he sits on the sidewalk outside the jail’s back entrance.

The scene was filmed by cameras at different angles. There is no one else seen outside.

In the video, Saenz begins to struggle with the officers after they stand him up. Saenz falls to the ground but keeps trying to get up with the two men on top of him.

Saenz kicks, tries turning around and twists, grabbing at Flores who is behind him. to accept Saenz because when he was being walked into the jail he “struck his own head into the doorway causing himself injury,” according to a previously released Custodial Death Report. In the video, there appears to be blood on Saenz’s face.

Once Saenz is dragged outside, the officer and guard appear to talk to him as he sits on the sidewalk outside the jail’s back entrance.

The scene was filmed by cameras at different angles. There is no one else seen outside.

In the video, Saenz begins to struggle with the officers after they stand him up. Saenz falls to the ground but keeps trying to get up with the two men on top of him.

Saenz kicks, tries turning around and twists, grabbing at Flores who is behind him.