The Michael Dean Story: Police Murder in a Texas ‘Sundown Town
On December 2, 2019, Michael Dean went out to buy a birthday cake for his daughter when he was shot in the head at point-blank range and killed by Temple, Texas Police Officer Carmen DeCruz following a routine traffic stop.
After being charged with manslaughter for Dean’s death, DeCruz is now on trial in Bell County, Texas– a “sundown town.” Civil rights attorney Lee Merrit joins the show to explain the fight for justice for Michael Dean.
Rania Khalek is a Middle East-based journalist for Breakthrough News. . Her journalism has appeared at The Grayzone, Jacobin, The Nation, The Intercept, FAIR, Vice, The Electronic Intifada, Al Jazeera and more. .