Police have released a surveillance video that captured the shooting of 17-year-old Kristiana Coignard on Jan. 22 in the police station in Texas.
Coignard, who had struggled with mental illness, visited the Longview Police Department in Texas. According to the police, she brandished a weapon and that’s when police officers shot and killed the teenage girl.
One cannot determine from the camera footage whether she had a weapon in hand.
Police told the victim’s grandmother and aunt that video of the incident exists and have now released it.
Randolph Blake Farenthold is a congressman who has been the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 27th congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party.
According to the Washington Post, he was an attorney and owned a computer consulting and web design firm before being elected in 2010. Now he’s in Congress, where he chairs the subcommittee that oversees the Postal Service. He won re-election for second time this year, defeating Democratic challenger Wesley Reed — a feat made easier by GOP redistricting that made his seat safer for Republicans.
Farenthold sponsored six bills in 2013, according to his last report card from Govtrack.com, which tallies congressional stats. He attracted only four co-sponsors for them, putting him in last place (out of 435) in that category. But he did have perfect attendance.
Farenthold is being sued by a former staffer Lauren Greene over sexual harassment. Greene, Farenthold’s former communications director, claimed in a complaint filed last week that the congressman made inappropriate, sexually related comments to her.