Statement from Abilen Police Chief, Stan Standridge: "On Thursday, April 12, 2018, a Taylor County Grand Jury reviewed the Police Department's recent use of force that resulted in a man's death. The Grand Jury returned a No Bill related to this shooting. The Police Department also conducted an internal investigation by the Office of Professional Standards. All investigations supported my belief that the force used was necessary and reasonable given the circumstances. The involved officer is Austen Walker, who began his employment in 2009. He is an Advanced Peace Officer, and he has faithfully served our community for 9 years."

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