Texas Criminal Laws Media Analysis Project.docx

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Texas Criminal Laws Media Analysis Project Texas police officer charged for shooting black man. 2 nd may 2019. BBC News retrieved from; - 48138431 In Arlington, Texas, a police officer was charged with homicide after shooting a black man in a car during a traffic stop in September, 2018. The police officer claimed that the black man was smelling marijuana and had an expired driving license when he drove off after being stopped. However, this is not enough to shoot a person. The offense committed by the police officer falls under the Texas Penal Laws Title 5 (Offenses Against the Person), chapter 19 (criminal homicide), section 19.05. (criminally negligent homicide). (a) “A person commits an offense if he causes the death of an individual by criminal negligence”. (b) “An offense under this section is a state jail felony”. Under the Texas Law, tittle 3. Punishments, chapter 12, sec. 12.04. classification of felonies, the policy officer when found guilty should receive a maximum of not more than two years or less than 180 days’ imprisonment. In addition to confinement, the policy officer may be punished by a fine not exceeding $10,000. In this case, the prosecutor will be able to prove mens rea element of the offense. Since the policy officer used a deadly weapon to commit the offense, I think he should be Jailed for 10 years. Under Texas Laws Sec. 12.35. State Jail Felony Punishment (C) “An individual adjudged
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  • Fall '18
  • Prof. Amb. Maria Nzomo, PhD
  • criminal law

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