Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Austin Man Indicted for Murder

The Austin police officer responsible for the fatal shooting of Mauris DeSilva in 2019 has been indicted for murder, Austin Sanders, a staff writer for the Austin Chronicle, reported on Twitter

This is Officer Christopher Taylor’s second murder indictment this year. 

During a mental health crisis at a downtown condo in 2019, DeSilva was carrying a knife, which Taylor argued was a threat to him and other police officers at the scene, Sanders said. 

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