DA (again) states that no charges will be filed in Huerta case

After the last protest a few months ago, this story really disappeared quickly; no new developments, no new public demonstrations. WRAL is now reporting on what amounts to a non-development:

After further review of the case, Durham’s top prosecutor said Friday that no charges will be filed in the death of Jesus Huerta, a teenager who police say shot himself in the head while he was handcuffed in the back of a patrol car last year.

The DA had agreed to review evidence from a new source, but has apparently found that evidence lacking.

This isn’t necessarily the end of the story, though. The officer involved has been suspended (with pay!) while an internal investigation has been conducted. That investigation should be completed “soon” – so stay tuned.

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