La Marque police release bodycam video from fatal shooting of Joshua Feast

Calls for accountability in deadly La Marque PD shooting
Calls for accountability in deadly La Marque PD shooting

LA MARQUE, Texas – La Marque police released video Monday from the bodyworn camera of the officer who shot a man to death earlier this month.

The City of La Marque said they received requests for Officer Jose Santos’ bodyworn camera footage in the Dec. 9 shooting of 22-year-old Joshua Feast.

“The Texas Public Information Act requires this specific footage to be released near the end of December. In keeping with the city’s promise of transparency, the video is being released early on Monday, December 21, 2020,” a news release from the City of La Marque said.

The video, which contains no audio for the first 30 seconds, showed Santos fired his weapon just as he was stepping out of his cruiser.

WARNING: This video contains graphic images and language. Viewer discretion is advised.

La Marque police release bodycam video from Joshua Feast shooting
La Marque police release bodycam video from Joshua Feast shooting

“We know our community has questions,” said La Marque Police Chief Kirk Jackson. “We are releasing information as soon as we are able while maintaining the integrity of the investigation and complying with our legal obligations. We ask for continued patience as the investigation unfolds. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends of Joshua Feast.”

According to the La Marque Police Department, no employment action can be taken against any officer in an officer-involved-shooting, or under any other circumstances, until all investigations are complete.


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