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Grand Jury Clears Houston Officer in Killing of Unarmed Black Man


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Grand Jury Clears Houston Officer in Killing of Unarmed Black Man

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

A grand jury on Tuesday cleared a Houston police officer for the fatal shooting of Jordan Baker in January.

Juventino Castro will not be charged for killing 26-year-old Baker, who was unarmed, in a decision that comes amid growing civil rights protests against police racism and brutality.

Castro was off duty at the time of the shooting, but was in uniform as a private security officer. He claimed Baker had charged at him during a confrontation.