All Brian Claunch wanted was a cigarette and soda, but when police were called to his group home for a disturbance last September, one of two responding officers shot him dead.
A Harris County grand jury this week declined to indict the Houston police officer who shot and killed Claunch, a mentally ill double-amputee.
Police claim Claunch was wielding a shiny object, but attorney Randall Kallinen argues that's no excuse for killing him.
"It would see they could get away from a person who didn't have one arm and didn't have one leg," Kallinen tells KTRH News. "It seems it would be easy for them to get away from that person and not shoot him in the head."
Kallinen says Officer Matthew Marin had a history of discharging his firearm.
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He says unfortunately, this latest grand jury "no bill" is nothing new in Harris County.
"The last 400 shootings in a row in Harris County by law enforcement have been 'no billed' by the grand jury," he says.
Kallinen is calling for changes in the grand jury process, claiming the district attorney's office cherry picks jury members while receiving political support from police.