Jesus Huerta http://wunc.org en Durham DA: Officer Who Shot Stabbing Suspect Not Criminally Liable http://wunc.org/post/durham-da-officer-who-shot-stabbing-suspect-not-criminally-liable <p>The Durham district attorney says he will not criminally charge a police officer who fatally shot a knife-wielding stabbing suspect last year.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jorge Valencia 30176 at http://wunc.org Durham DA: Officer Who Shot Stabbing Suspect Not Criminally Liable Mentally Ill Or Criminal? Making Tough Calls In The Field http://wunc.org/post/mentally-ill-or-criminal-making-tough-calls-field <p></p><p></p><p>In the early morning hours of November 19, Durham&nbsp; youth Jesus Huerta left home. His family called 911, reported him as a troubled runaway and noted his drug problem. A Durham police officer located Huerta, frisked him, cuffed him, and put him in the back of a cruiser. Moments later, the 17 year-old was dead from a gunshot to the head. His family questions the circumstances surrounding his death.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:17:38 +0000 Carol Jackson, Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 29007 at http://wunc.org Mentally Ill Or Criminal? Making Tough Calls In The Field Did Durham Police Follow Protocol When Arresting 17-Year-Old Jesus Huerta? http://wunc.org/post/did-durham-police-follow-protocol-when-arresting-17-year-old-jesus-huerta <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>Jesus Huerta died from a gunshot wound while in police custody last November. Did officers know he was at risk of killing himself? The teen's family says yes.<br /><br />Durham authorities have said the officer on the scene, Samuel Duncan, had not been told the 17-year-old threatened to kill himself and used drugs before the officer picked him up the morning of Nov. 19.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:08:49 +0000 Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 28990 at http://wunc.org Did Durham Police Follow Protocol When Arresting 17-Year-Old Jesus Huerta? Durham Police: Officer Frisked But Did Not Find Gun Jesus Huerta Used To Shoot Himself http://wunc.org/post/durham-police-officer-frisked-did-not-find-gun-jesus-huerta-used-shoot-himself <p></p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:43:47 +0000 Jorge Valencia 28746 at http://wunc.org Durham Police: Officer Frisked But Did Not Find Gun Jesus Huerta Used To Shoot Himself Durham Mayor Pushes Report In Jesus Huerta Death http://wunc.org/post/durham-mayor-pushes-report-jesus-huerta-death <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The mayor of Durham is putting the pressure on law enforcement officials to release the findings of an internal investigation into the death of a teenager while in police custody.</p><p>It’s been six weeks since 17-year-old Jesus Huerta died in the backseat of a police car, while handcuffed. Police say he shot himself in the head.</p><p>“It’s been out there too long and that is unacceptable for me," said Bell from his office Monday.</p><p>Durham Mayor Bill Bell says it’s time to know the details leading to the mysterious shooting of Huerta.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:15:18 +0000 Leoneda Inge 28214 at http://wunc.org Durham Mayor Pushes Report In Jesus Huerta Death