Texas: Williamson County Sheriff Again Charged With Evidence-Tampering

By Roger Kuessey On Thursday evening, former Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody surrendered himself at the Travis County Jail following new evidence-tampering charges over the police murder of Javier Ambler. Third-degree felony charges were levied in Travis County, adding to similar charges against Chody in Williamson County.  Chody was indicted for the first time last September for destroying video evidence of Ambler’s murder by Williamson … Continue reading Texas: Williamson County Sheriff Again Charged With Evidence-Tampering

Texas: Infamous Sheriff Indicted for Destroying Evidence in Javier Ambler’s Murder

By Brian Martel On September 28, Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody was indicted for tampering with evidence involved in the killing of Javier Ambler. An investigation found that Chody was involved in the destruction of records which documented deputies James Johnson and Zach Camden tasing Ambler to death. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has a reputation for its especially brutal practices, even among law enforcement. … Continue reading Texas: Infamous Sheriff Indicted for Destroying Evidence in Javier Ambler’s Murder

Texas: Williamson County Sheriffs Reward Use of Force with Gift Cards

By Brian Martel According to former employees, Williamson County sheriff’s office frequently rewards use of force. Among those rewarded were James Johnson and Zach Camden, the officers who killed Javier Ambler by restraining and repeatedly tasing him while he told deputies he had a heart condition and couldn’t breathe. During a recently released 2019 interview with Texas Rangers, Former deputy Christopher Pisa said that Commander … Continue reading Texas: Williamson County Sheriffs Reward Use of Force with Gift Cards

Austin: DA Won’t Bring Police Murders of Black Men to Grand Jury Until 2021

By David Martinez On Wednesday afternoon, Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore announced that she would not present the cases of Mike Ramos and Javier Ambler to a grand jury before the end of her term, which expires at the end of 2020. Ramos and Ambler are Black victims of police murders which have been the focus of protests and community outrage in Austin, Texas. … Continue reading Austin: DA Won’t Bring Police Murders of Black Men to Grand Jury Until 2021