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2/14/08

Police Remove Man from City Council Meeting

Lubbock police escorted a man out of Thursday's council meeting at the mayor's request.

Mayor David Miller told Carlos Quintanilla he was out of order when Quintanilla addressed the council. He signed up to speak about street re-naming, but then repeatedly asked for the resignation of the city manager and city attorney.

Quintanilla is with a civil rights group out of Dallas, and says city leaders broke the law when they didn't discipline Police Chief Claude Jones for allegedly destroying a memo about the department's taser policy.

The allegation stems from a federal lawsuit between the city and family members of Juan Nunez, III. Nunez died in 2006, after being tased by a Lubbock police officer.

"I think the citizens of Lubbock should be aware of their leadership, responsiveness, lack of transparency, failure to deal with issues and trying to sweep everything under the rug like they did with this taser report," said Carlos Quintanilla, Action America.

Quintanilla stressed he is not a representative of the Nunez family.

2/7/08
Attorneys Claim Chief Jones Destroyed Tasing Memo
Lubbock Police Chief Claude Jones is not talking about the accusations against him. A judge has placed a gag order on a federal civil lawsuit case against the city involving the death of Juan Nunez.

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