This time it was teenager and local Riverside High School student, Jesus Huerta. The Durham Police Department released its preliminary internal affairs report on the shooting of 17-year-old Jesus "Chuy" Huerta in police custody Friday. Personally, I’m not worried about the “Bloods and Crips” in Durham. Entertaining such ploy is merely a distraction from gathering the truth of what actually happened, here. Durham’s police chief says that Jesus Huerta, the 17-year-old who died in police custody last month, shot himself in the head after he had been searched, handcuffed and … During the drive, Duncan said he could hear metal scrabbling against the hard plastic of the seat and assumed Huerta was trying to possibly get rid of drugs he might be carrying. The other ended with officers in riot gear spraying tear gas. 225, law … A child has been killed, and we need answers. On November 19, 17-year-old Jesus Huerta, a student at Riverside High School in Durham, N.C. was shot to death in the back of a police car, his hands cuffed behind his back. Unfortunately, Jesus Huerta became the third Durham resident killed by or in Durham police custody over the last five months. A Durham teen [17-year-old Jesus Huerta] died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said… “I know that it is hard for people not in law enforcement to understand how someone could be capable of shooting themselves while handcuffed behind the back,” Lopez said. It states detectives found jewelry and electronics in the pack that were taken in a series of residential break-ins from homes near Huerta's Washington Street address. Durham Mayor Bill Bell chimed in on reaction to the report, and his take on what police released Friday. As Duncan's car pulled into the parking lot around 2:30 a.m., he reported hearing a loud bang and he jumped out of the moving car, which then rolled into parked vehicles. He said he wants to know if Huerta's friend - who was interviewed by police - reported that he was armed. ... Jesus Huerta died from a … Huerta family attorney Alexander Charns released a statement to ABC11 after seeing the internal affairs report Friday. The warrants show 17-year-old Jesus Huerta had a backpack with items that were “confirmed stolen out of Durham in early November of 2013, prior … A vigil was held Thursday for a teen who died in police custody in Durham; Jesus Huerta, 17, died of a gunshot wound to the head while handcuffed in the back of a police car last month A report from the SBI on the case is still in the hands of the Durham County Prosecutor's office. Clayton said because the police car was searched before Huerta was put in it, the department has concluded he shot himself with a gun that he had on his person. Judging from the city’s buzz of conversations, many residents believe Officer Duncan was directly responsible for Huerta’s death. Durham, N.C. -- Another Durham resident has now died in a controversial encounter with the Durham Police Department. Clayton said investigators found gunshot residue on the gloves Huerta was wearing, and not on Officer Duncan's hands. He was allowed to keep them on. By Lamont Lilly – Durham, NC Another Durham resident has now died in a controversial encounter with the Durham Police Department.This time it was teenager and local Riverside High School student, Jesus Huerta. Thirty-three year old, Jose Ocampo was killed July 27th, shot four times in the chest for possessing a knife. After police spoke with Huerta's mother at her home, officers later located the teen with a friend at Washington and Green streets. Here is a link to see the state medical examiner’s report on Jesus Huerta: Officer Duncan next headed to Durham Police Headquarters to pick up the warrant for Huerta's arrest. She said the shop did not comply with federal gun reporting laws. After Durham police officer, Samuel Duncan arrested Huerta, reports state that Officer Duncan heard a loud noise from the vehicle’s rear seat and jumped out of his moving patrol cruiser. Thirty-three year old, Jose Ocampo was killed July 27th, shot four times in the chest for possessing a knife. This incident occurred right outside of the Durham Police Department’s headquarters parking lot. In calling for justice for Jesus Huerta, marchers called for an end to the criminalization of Durham’s youth. Bell acknowledged that the city's decision to release the report would do little to quell some doubts. There is no record of where it was after that. Many residents are pointing to police brutality and excessive use of force. "He was frisked and found to have no gun. "We didn't want to rush to judgment because this is a very serious matter," said Bell. Charns said Huerta's family member doubt he had a gun on him. While Huerta was in the backseat of the car, he was seen to be moving his hands from behind his back to a position behind his knees. By Lamont Lilly – Durham, NC Another Durham resident has now died in a controversial encounter with the Durham Police Department.This time it was teenager and local Riverside High School student, Jesus Huerta. An official response from Durham police chief, Jose Lopez states that 17 year old, Jesus Huerta died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while placed under arrest in the back seat of a police squad car. At a news conference, Internal Affairs Captain Laura Clayton said the case began when Huerta's family called Nov. 19 to report him as a runaway. He was dead of a gunshot wound to the head and a black semi-automatic .45 caliber handgun was found lying on the seat beside him. An official response from Durham police chief, Jose Lopez states that 17 year old, Jesus Huerta died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while placed under arrest in the back seat of a police squad car. Clayton said Huerta's sister told police that he had attempted suicide in the past, but Clayton said that information was not communicated to officers looking for him. 9:57 a.m. RSS. They say the police's information conjures up more questions than it resolves. See It On TV | Report A Typo |  Another Durham resident has now died in a controversial encounter with the Durham Police Department. by Lisa Sorg. Maybe someone should pull up the Durham Police Department’s criminal record. "This DPD 'Update on Preliminary Findings' is, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, a whitewash wrapped in a cover-up and basted in denial. One resulted in damaged police property. Durham police today released the preliminary findings of their internal investigation into the death of Jesus Huerta as he sat in the back of a police car on November 19. The death of 17-year-old Jesus Huerta sparked a violent protest Friday night which was no doubt fueled by the mounting frustration over the SBI's tightlipped investigation. Lamont Lilly is a contributing editor with the Triangle Free Press, Human Rights Delegate with Witness for Peace and organizer with Workers World Party. It said it has concluded the teen shot himself with a gun he had hidden on his person. The gun most likely was in the back seat when Chuy was placed there," he charged. The chief's shell game with the facts continues," said Charns. Relatives of 17-year-old Jesus Huerta had hoped for a peaceful vigil on Thursday outside of the Durham Police Department, but the night turned wild as … If you enjoy this content and/or believe "Badges Don't Grant Extra Rights" get yourself some CopBlock Gear from our store or donate just $1/month to the CopBlock Network. Twenty-six year old, Derek Deandre Walker was executed September 17th by a Durham police sniper for publicly threatening to commit suicide. An official response from Durham police chief, Jose Lopez states that 17 year old, Jesus Huerta died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while placed under arrest in the back seat of a police squad car. He resides in Durham, NC. Huerta was wearing white baseball-style gloves on his hands. Both men then approached the car with their weapons drawn and found Huerta slumped over in the backseat. Send Tip |  Now! The stolen goods have been connected to a home break-in a few nights earlier on Haverford Street. Get Alerts | Send us photos Durham, NC - Another Durham resident has now died in a controversial encounter with the Durham Police Department. "The fact of the matter is that a person lost his life.". From the moment of the 9-1-1 call reporting Jesus Huerta as a runaway, to his death 44 minutes later in the back of Durham Police Car No. Unfortunately, Jesus Huerta became the third Durham resident killed by or in Durham police custody over the last five months. Both Duncan and another officer present said Duncan searched Huerta's pockets and frisked him before placing him in the back of a police car. http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/DPD/Pages/Home.aspx, Magic Mauve Crystal Pyramid Law Of Attraction Evoking Wealth And Happiness$60000.0, Police Comics #1 (1941) Cgc 6.0 Fn 1st Appearance Plastic Man & Phantom Lady$28888.0, Rarest Ww2 Us Army Mp Police Visor Hat -exclusivaly Made For Nurnberg Trial,1946$25000.0, Electrocution Cane At Auburn N.y Prison Made By A. Lamb, 1916$22000.0, Barack Obama “44th President 0f Usa 1991 (harvard Law)yearbook” Graduation Year”$20000.0. A search warrant for the backpack Huerta had with him when he was arrested was made public earlier this week. On November 19, at around 2 a.m., Chuy's older sister called the … This time it was teenager and local Riverside High School student, Jesus Huerta. 919.560.4600 Find Jesus Huerta's phone number, address, and email on Spokeo, the leading people search directory for contact information and public records. A peaceful vigil in Durham to remember the life of Jesus Huerta. Bell did not mention the recent controversies surrounding the Durham Police Department. We need answers and Officer Samuel Duncan arrested. Jesus Huerta, affectionately known as "Chuy," was a 10th grader at Riverside High in Durham. She also said the weapon was traced by the ATF to a pawn shop in Commerce, Ga. that last reported having it in 1991. Personally, I don’t believe one word of what the Durham Police Department has stated. After Durham police officer, Samuel Duncan arrested Huerta, reports state that Officer Duncan heard a loud noise from the vehicle’s rear seat and jumped out of his moving patrol cruiser. It is also quite disturbing how the first thing Durham police chose to highlight in this controversy was Huerta’s past juvenile offenses. Police decided to take Huerta into custody, and Officer Samuel Duncan handcuffed him behind his back. Thirty-three year old, Jose Ocampo was killed July 27th, shot four times in the chest for possessing a knife. I’m worried about gang members who carry badges, tasers, steel batons and handguns, “law enforcers” who are paid with public tax money to terrorize people. An official response from Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez claims that 17-year-old Jesus Huerta died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while under arrest in the back seat of a police squad car. Credit Leoneda Inge. The NAACP and other organizations have called for city leaders to get involved. Copyright © 2020 WTVD-TV. Police Chief Jose Lopez did not participate in Friday's news conference. Seventeen-year-old Jesus Huerta died after allegedly firing the shot in the back on a police car following his arrest for trespassing in Durham, North Carolina. DURHAM . Jesus Huerta, 17, was found dead in the back of a police car last November. Duncan also said the car was checked to be empty at the beginning of his shift and Huerta was the first prisoner placed in the car on his shift. The warrant also says the Haverford Street break-in was similar to three other November burglaries, which were all within blocks of each other. Huerta was temporarily taken out of the car and told to reposition his hands. Clayton said it is a distance of about a mile and would have taken about three minutes. Jan. 20, 2014. This time it was teenager and local Riverside High School student, Jesus Huerta. Duncan then radioed "shots fired" and told another officer in the parking lot that his prisoner was shooting at him. It seems to me, and many others throughout the city, Durham police officers are simply covering their tracks with a concocted story that makes no physical or logical sense whatsoever. Duncan’s squad car then slammed into a parked van, leaving Huerta shot and killed in the process. Personally, I don’t believe one word of what the Durham Police Department has stated. All Rights Reserved. Follow @abc11 on Twitter  |  Become a fan on Facebook. "The Department of Justice needs to step in." Huerta’s family members deserve justice; local Durham residents deserve the truth. 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"There are probably people who still question them, but what we've tried to do is be as transparent and open as possible -- when I say we: the city council - through the city council and the police department," said Bell. On a coffee table in Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez's office, there is a chessboard with New York Yankees players on one side and Boston Red Sox players on the other. Unfortunately, Jesus Huerta became the third Durham resident killed by or in Durham police custody over the last five months. The tiny truths in there are intertwined with half-truths and misdirection, the facts are not readily identifiable. Doubt and suspicion over trickling details in the Huerta case have prompted two violent street protests. Jesus Huerta deserves more than blanket apologies from city officials. Phony condolences are of no use, here. This is what a local Durham newspaper wrote about the case: Jesus Huerta, a 10th-grader at Riverside High School, was being charged with second-degree trespassing just before 3 a.m. Tuesday and was in the back seat of a patrol car driven by Officer Samuel A.M. … (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Another Durham resident has now died in a controversial encounter with the Durham Police Department. Durham Police Officer Samuel Duncan frisked 17-year-old Jesus Huerta before the boy allegedly shot himself in the backseat of a patrol car, officials said. "He was taken away by the action of the police by not following proper procedures," said Jaime Huerta, Jesus Huerta's sister. It … Jesus "Chuy" Huerta, 17, died Nov. 19, 2013, after being arrested by a Durham police officer. "The absurd statements by Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez about the shooting death of Jesus Huerta are sad, predictable and prove what the Huerta family and local Latinos know: the Durham police cannot and will not conduct a transparent investigation of the incident," Carmona said. Such sheer lack of accountability on behalf of the Durham Police Department is not only disrespectful, it’s outright despicable. Trespassing and misdemeanor possession of cannabis was not the cause of Jesus Huerta’s death. Durham Police Department Friday, the Durham Police Department also released its preliminary internal affairs report on Huerta's shooting while in police custody. While speaking with the boy, officers checked records and discovered an outstanding arrest warrant for a second-degree trespassing charge. 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