A Texas sheriff was indicted Monday in connection with the destruction of reality-TV show footage that showed deputies chasing down and using force on a black man who died last year.
Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody was hit with a third-degree felony charge of evidence tampering tied to an investigation into the March 2019 death of Javier Ambler, that was filmed by a crew from A&E’s “Live PD.”
Ambler, 40, died after deputies repeatedly tased him as he begged “I can’t breathe” and pleaded that he was sick.
In June, Williamson County prosecutors announced a probe “involving possible tampering with evidence” following Ambler’s in-custody death.
The announcement came a week after the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV reported details of the fatal encounter and that “Live PD” had destroyed its footage.
As an investigation into Ambler’s death was underway, Chody is accused of destroying or concealing recordings “with intent to impair their ability as evidence in the investigation,” court records show.
He was booked into his jail Monday on a $10,000 bond. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
Travis County prosecutors are separately investigating the use of force in Ambler’s death.
With Post wires
New York Post
- See those who won BBNaija Brighto giveaway he promised on Wathoni’s birthdayOctober 24, 2020Former BBNaija housemate Brighto has finally announced the names of people who won the giveaway he promised on Wathoni’s birthday. Brighto If readers ...[Read more]
- BBNaija star, Tacha advises Nigerians to keep protecting and caring for each other’s well beingOctober 24, 2020Former BBNaija housemate Tacha has advised Nigerians to keep protecting and caring for each other’s well being in these difficult times. Tacha ...[Read more]
- Rita Dominic blast Nigerians who support bad government, See what she saidOctober 24, 2020Renowned Nigerian actress of Nollywood fame, Rita Dominic has come out to jab the supportive individuals who are working for the very leaders ...[Read more]
- Watch the heartbreaking video of the girl who lost her boyfriend to the Lekki shootingIn EndSARSOctober 24, 2020Even as protests rage on the streets of Nigeria, more stories are emerging of innocent people gunned to death by soldiers. And though many prominent ...[Read more]
- Senator Shehu Sani begs thugs to return staff to Oba of LagosOctober 24, 2020Senator Shehu Sani, on his Twitter page, has released a statement to request the thugs who attacked the office of the palace of “Oba of Lagos” and ...[Read more]
- Reno Omokri shares quick tips to make money, You will need to see what he saidOctober 24, 2020Reno Omokri has shared some important tips on ways to make money. And according to the former presidential aide, the secret of making money lies in ...[Read more]
- Increase the pay of Police officers, children of Nigerian police officers begs FGOctober 24, 2020Children of Nigerian police officers have come out to lament and draw the attention of the federal government to the insufficiency of their parents’ ...[Read more]
- See marriage proposals responses from ladies online over Don JazzyOctober 24, 2020It seems like popular Nigerian music producer Don Jazzy may actually get married soon as he has been receiving marriage proposals from ladies online. ...[Read more]
- BBNaija IG account hacked, See how she reacted to itOctober 24, 2020Big Brother Naija lockdown edition housemate, Lucy Essien has lost her hard earned Instagram page to haters. 30-year-old entrepreneur and owner of ...[Read more]
- See the companies owned by Mercy Johnson and her husbandOctober 24, 2020Husband of Mercy Johnson Okojie, Prince Odi Okojie is undoubtedly one of the richest men in Nigeria. Mercy Johnson and Husband According to reports, ...[Read more]