It’s been announced that the City has settled the lawsuit brought against the City and the FWPD office by the Jose BaudilioÂ Lemus-Rodriguez estate concerning the police action shooting of Mr. Rodriguez.
I take no issue with the amount of the lawsuit, nor the fact it’s been settled. Â Frankly, I think we, the taxpayers, are getting off cheaply.
I do take issue with the City’s continued refusal to release the tape. Â If this has been settled, and there is no longer an investigation, release the tape. Â We citizens have a right to know what our police are up to. Â When our police and fire operate in the darkness of night, the potential for abuse and wrong exists. Â What do you have to hide?