Jury Acquits APD Officer in Death of Byron Carter

5:18 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Jury Acquits APD Officer in Death of Byron Carter

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A federal jury has acquitted Austin Police officer Nathan Wagner of using excessive force in the 2011 shooting of 20 year-old Byron Carter. The case was a federal civil proceeding; an Austin grand jury declined to indict officer Wagner in March of 2012.
A federal jury has found that officer Nathan Wagner did not use excessive force the night he opened fire on a car moving out of an East Austin parking spot, wounding the driver and killing 20-year-old Byron Carter.