SAPD fires officer who shot teen outside McDonald’s restaurant, releases video of incident

SAN ANTONIOEditor’s Note: The video launched by SAPD is graphic. Viewer discretion is suggested.

The San Antonio Police Department on Wednesday fired a police officer who shot a young person outside a McDonald’s restaurant lower than per week in the past.

James Brennand was a probationary police officer who served on the power for seven months, SAPD stated. Officers are on probation for one year after graduating from the police academy. According to SAPD, he was fired for violating departmental techniques and procedures.

Brennand had been positioned underneath administrative obligation following the taking pictures on Sunday outside the quick meals restaurant within the 11700 block of Blanco Road close to West Avenue.

According to an SAPD report, Brennand responded to a name for a disturbance at 10:45 p.m. and tried to collect info from witnesses when he seen a automobile that had evaded him the day earlier than as he tried a site visitors cease as a result of the registered license plate didn’t match the automobile. The report stated the prior incident wasn’t associated to the disturbance name on the restaurant.

Brennand suspected the automotive was stolen and referred to as for cover. But earlier than different officers arrived, Brennand walked as much as the automotive and opened the door, the place two teenagers had been inside consuming meals.

Erik Cantu, 17, put the automobile in reverse with the door nonetheless open and began driving, the report stated. The door hit Brennand, and that’s when he opened fireplace.

Cantu then shifted to ahead drive and tried to drive away, and Brennand continued to fireplace into the again of the automotive.

Cantu and a 17-year-old feminine passenger had been positioned outside the automobile a block away at Parliament and Blanco.

Cantu suffered a number of gunshot wounds and was taken to University Hospital. The report said that Brennand carried out CPR on Cantu earlier than emergency medical service technicians arrived. Cantu’s feminine passenger was not injured.

Cantu was charged by proxy with evading detention in a automobile and assault on an officer. The investigation into the taking pictures might take so long as a year.

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