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We want the United States Justice Department to take action by reviewing the Jordan Baker Murder Case and bring Houston Police Department Officer Juventino Castro to Justice.

 

Houston Justice Coalition

OUR FIGHT: JUSTICE FOR JORDAN BAKER

OUR OBJECTIVE: We fight starting with collecting a petition of 10,000 Signatures for the United States Justice Department to take action by reviewing the Jordan Baker Murder Case and bring Houston Police 
Department Officer Juventino Castro to Justice.

TIMELINE OVERVIEW:
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Wednesday, January 16, 2014 - Incident
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Mr. Jordan Baker (26-year-old Houston Community College student and father) was shot and killed January 16, 2014 after Houston Police Department Officer Juventino Castro said he stopped Mr. Baker at a northside shopping center to question him.

According to Castro, Mr. Jordan Baker was riding his bike through the strip mall, and when he tried to stop him the two got into a scuffle.

Officer Castro said Mr. Baker ran from him, then struggled with him. Officer Castro said he fired once when he thought Mr. Jordan Baker was pulling something from his waistband. However, it turned out that Mr. Jordan Baker was not armed.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - Harris County Grand Jury (No Bill)
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A Harris County Grand Jury in Houston decided on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 not to indict Houston Police Department officer Juventino Castro in the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old unarmed Mr. Jordan Baker on  Wednesday, January 16, 2014.

This was the fourth decision favoring police in the United States in recent officer-involved killings, which have triggered nationwide protests over the use of excessive force by law enforcement.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - Our Response
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We fight starting with collecting a petition of 10,000 Signatures for the Justice Department to take action by reviewing the Jordan Baker Case and bring Houston Police Department Officer Juventino Castro to Justice.

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United States Department of Justice
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Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General (Pending)
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Civil Rights Division
Contact: (888) 736-5551 or (202) 514-3847
File a complaint: www.justice.gov/crt/complaint/

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United States Attorney - Southern District of Texas (Houston)
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In Houston:

Kenneth Magidson, United States Attorney 
U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Texas
1000 Louisiana, Ste. 2300
Houston, TX 77002

E-Mails: usatxs.atty@usdoj.gov
Houston main number: (713) 567-9000
Website: www.justice.gov/usao/txs/meetattorney.html

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City of Houston Police Department
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Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr.
Houston Police Department
1200 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002

Contact: (713) 884-3131
E-Mails: public.affairs@houstonpolice.org 
Website: www.houstonpolice.org

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Media References:
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Another Mother Left To Mourn! Unarmed Black Man Mistaken for Criminal Shot http://forwardtimesonline.com/2013/index.php/state-local/item/1004-another-mother-left-to-mourn-unarmed- 
black-man-mistaken-for-criminal-shot

Group protests at Harris County courthouse for shooting of Jordan Baker - http://www.click2houston.com/news/group-plans-to-protest-at-hpd-headquarters-in-support-of-jordan- baker/30443126

No Charges For Cop Who Shot Jordan Baker In Sadly Familiar Storyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x52PF6rEABA