By Paul Alexander
On a Fourth of July night in 2009, off-duty Houston police officer Tommy Harris was once assaulted by means of a stranger with likely no own motivation. In an instinctive try to guard himself, Harris wrestled his assailant to the ground—where he died inside minutes.
To many, Harris' activities gave the impression of comprehensible self-defense. yet he used to be quickly stuck up in a media frenzy because the neighborhood District lawyer latched onto the case as a part of his bid for re-election. Paul Alexander's account of the botched police research, the District Attorney's competitive zeal, and the ordeal of a guy stuck among the 2 demonstrates actual literary prowess and a deep knowing of the style. the writer of the best-selling titles Murdered, Homicidal, and Mistried, Alexander offers compelling storytelling and new eye-witness bills to carry this tale to life.
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Because of the rebuff by Ramirez, Tommy was no longer eager to talk to Stafford police, including Virata, who was clearly going to be the lead detective. ” Virata asked. 380 semi-automatic pistol. Virata did not ask any follow-up questions about the gun, including whether or not Tommy had drawn it. ” Virata asked instead. ” Leaving Tommy alone, Virata conferred with Ramirez. They concluded that Virata should take Tommy to the police station, so they could speak in private. Returning to Tommy, Virata told him where they were going.
Jeffrey asked Tommy, pulling him away so they could talk. “Yeah, I remember you, man. ” “Oh, yeah, yeah,” Tommy said. ” Pavlock was friends with Tommy’s wife, Kristian. They used to hang out together in a bar in Houston where Tommy met Pavlock on occasion when he went there with Kristian. Because Pavlock knew Tommy, he felt he could be direct. ” It was the first time Tommy heard spoken aloud what was becoming apparent. No matter how diligently the EMTs worked to revive him, the man was probably dead.
More officers got out and walked over to the man lying on the ground. Another minute passed. Another minute passed. More Stafford police arrived. Another minute passed. Another minute passed. By this time, six uniformed Stafford police officers stood in a group ten feet away from the man. Staring down at him, the officers did nothing. They were waiting for the fire department emergency medical team to arrive. From the time Pavlock got there until the fire department emergency medical team showed up, eight minutes would pass.
Accused by Paul Alexander