September 23, 2009
Laredo Police Identify Police Officers Who Used Taser to Kill Richard Battistata
I was surprised to learn that the Laredo police identified the three officers involved in the taser-killing of 44-year old Richard Battistata. Thelma Hernandez was the officer who decided it was necessary to use the taser gun on Battistata. She was backed up by two other officers -- Duncan Jalomo and Jaime Rodriguez.
All three officers have been put on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.