Civil rights organizations demanded answers this afternoon, in a fatal La Joya DPS shooting. This, as we get word the state trooper is back to work.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, L.U.P.E., The Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network, and The Texas Civil Rights Project gathered at the scene, where two Guatemalan immigrants were killed by a DPS sharpshooter firing from a helicopter while in pursuit of a smugglers vehicle last Thursday.
The goal was to honor the victims, as well as demand an investigation.
Shortly after the vigil, Department of Public Safety officials confirmed the sharpshooter, identified as Miguel Avila, has returned to work, but has been reassigned to administrative duties, pending the internal investigation.