A Texas sheriff who appeared on the strike A&E demonstrate “Are living PD” has been billed with destroying or concealing proof linked to the dying of 40-calendar year-aged Javier Ambler when he was in the custody of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department final 12 months.
Neighborhood NBC affiliate KXAN reported that Sheriff Robert Chody was arrested Monday and indicted on just one count of felony tampering with proof. Chody’s indictment stems from footage shot by cameramen for the “Dwell PD” clearly show, whose footage captured the 2019 loss of life of Ambler, who is Black, following a chase by regulation enforcement.
His and the show’s involvement in the circumstance led to “Are living PD” becoming canceled by the network amid nationwide protests about the loss of life of George Floyd and the treatment of Black Americans by police Chody is accused of purchasing that “Stay PD” ruin the footage displaying Ambler’s death, which was hardly ever aired.
District Lawyer Margaret Moore accused the sheriff’s office of “stonewalling” the investigation previously this 12 months in a tweet no more time readily available pursuing the deletion of her Twitter account.
“For the very last year, [the sheriff’s office environment] has stonewalled our investigation,” Moore wrote, according to KXAN. “What must have been a regime targeted visitors stop ended with Javier’s loss of life.”
The show’s previous host and executive producer Dan Abrams responded to her claim in June, accusing Moore of sitting down on the available human body digital camera footage of the incident until finally calls for an investigation grew louder.
“.@statesman ought to truly concentration on the demise of Javier Ambler and on the truth that DA @ElectMargaret (be aware the twitter manage) is abruptly targeted on this now even however she experienced the body cam footage for more than a year? Their reporting on #LivePd has been a journalistic catastrophe,” he tweeted at the Austin Statesman following a report in the newspaper about the deleted footage.
.@statesman must seriously focus on the dying of Javier Ambler and on the truth that DA @ElectMargaret (note the twitter deal with) is quickly centered on this now even even though she had the system cam footage for above a year? Their reporting on #LivePd has been a journalistic disaster. https://t.co/qLcyeE8lnS
— Dan Abrams (@danabrams) June 10, 2020