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News Release

November 2, 2012

Update: Hidalgo County Officer Involved Shooting

AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today expressed great confidence in the Hidalgo County District Attorney, Rene Guerra, and the Hidalgo County Grand Jury to conduct a complete and thorough review of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on October 25 in Hidalgo County.

Director McCraw today also requested that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U. S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division conduct an independent investigation regarding the events surrounding this matter.  The Texas Rangers will turn over its completed investigation and evidence to the FBI and Justice Department, including the video and audio tapes of this incident.

No further information is available at this time. This investigation continues and additional information will only be released as appropriate.

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