FARMERS BRANCH, TX – Dozens of protestors chanting “Jose Cruz” forced a chaotic end to the city council meeting in Farmers Branch Tuesday evening, and ended with them chasing after the mayor as he got into a vehicle and drove away.
The protest outside Farmers Branch City Hall was supposed to begin at 6 p.m. At that time, there was only one person holding a sign calling for justice. Within 30 minutes, buses had arrived with dozens more protestors. By the end, more than 200 calling for justice for 16-year-old Jose Cruz had gathered.
Jose Cruz is the 16-year-old teen who was shot and killed by off-duty Farmers Branch police Officer Ken Johnson back in March in Addison.
— Jobin Panicker (@jobinpnews) May 18, 2016
The incident happened more than two months ago when police say Cruz and a friend, Edgar Rodriguez, were caught stealing from cars in an apartment parking lot. Off-duty from his job as an officer, Johnson confronted them, chased them, and then shot into their car, fatally wounding Cruz. Johnson is now charged with murder and aggravated assault.
Also, Ultra 12 is back by popular demand! Get the ultimate source of energy at 40% off now!