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Press Release - HPD police shooting Carnaby, Randall Kallinen PLLC, 2008

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CARNABY KILLER AND HPD SUPERVISOR RECEIVE MULTIPLE SUSTAINED
DISCIPLINARY FINDINGS BY THE HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE
BACK SHOOTING OF UNARMED ROLAND CARNABY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In a rare departure from the closing of ranks in police shootings the Houston
police officer who shot unarmed Roland Carnaby, 52 with no criminal record,
in the back received three sustained disciplinary actions by HPD’s own
internal affairs investigation while his supervisor has received two sustained
disciplinary findings.
In sworn deposition testimony Carnaby’s killer blames the City of Houston
for poor training in High Risk Vehicle Approaches. The on-scene supervisor
also criticized HPD poor training in High Risk Vehicle Approaches.
The discipline adds to the record of the HPD supervisor who was previously
disciplined, including a suspension from duty, for the violent striking of a
prisoner, failure to abide by laws, insubordination and speeding.
Roland’s wife Susan has sued under the federal civil rights laws to change the
HPD policy and training in High Risk Vehicle Approaches to accepted
national standards.
Attached are the disciplinary letters.
Contact:

Randall Kallinen; 713/320-3785
Email: attorneykallinen@aol.com

CITY OF HOUSTON

Houston Police Department

1200Travis Houston. Texas 77002-6000 713/247-1000

Bill White, Mayor

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Toni Lawrence Jarvis Johnson Anne Clutterbuck Wanda Adams Michael Sullivan
James Rodriguez
Peter Brown
Sue Lovell
Melissa Noriega
Ronald C. Green
Jolanda Jonas

M.J. Khan, P.E. Pam Holm Adrian Garcia
CITY CONTROLLER: Annise D. Parker

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November 5. 2008

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Chief of Police

Andrew Washington. Police Sergeant
Employee # 87617
Traffic Division
Tactical Support Command
RE:

COMPLAINANT: Chief of Police
ISSUE NUMBER: 31830-2008

Police Sergeant Andrew Washington:
The allegation(s) made against you has been investigated. The results of the investigation
have been examined and reviewed.
The allegation(s) and the disposition are as follows:
The allegation of CONDUCT AND BEHAVIOR has been classified as Sustained (Evidence is
sufficient to prove the allegation).
The allegation of DISCHARGE FIREARM - CmZEN DEATH has been classified as
Shooting - Justified (Incident occurred but was proven to be just and proper).
The allegation of IMPROPER POLICE PROCEDURE has been classified as Sustained
(Evidence is sufficient to prove the allegation).
The allegation of MISCONDUCT has been classified as Sustained (Evidence is sufficient to
prove the allegation).

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This investigation was conducted by the Internal Affairs Division.

J. A. Lampignano
Captain of Police
Intemal Affairs Division

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CITY OF HOUSTON

Houston Police Department
Bill White, Mayor

1200 Travis

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Toni Lawrence Jarvis Johnson Anne Clutterbuck Wanda Adams
James Rodriguez, Peter Brown
Sue LoveH
Melissa Noriega
Ronald C. Green

Houston. Texas 77002-6000
Michael Sullivan
Jolanda Jones

713/247-1000

M.J. Khan, P.E. Pam Holm Adrian Garcia
CITY CONTROllER: Annise D. Parker

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November 5, 2008

Harold L. Hurtt
Chief of Police

Cedi Foster. Senior Police Officer
Employee # 99228
Traffic Division
Tactical Support Command
RE:	

COMPLAINANT: Chief of Police
ISSUE NUMBER: 31830-2008

Senior Police Officer Cecil Foster:
The allegation(s) made against you has been investigated. The results of the investigation
have been examined and reviewed.
The allegation(s) and the disposition are as follows:

The allegation of CONDUCT AND BEHAVIOR has been classified as Sustained (Evidence is
sufficient to prove the allegation).
The allegation of DISCHARGE FIREARM· CITIZEN DEATH has been classified as
Shooting - Justified (Incident occurred but was proven to be just and proper).
The allegation ofIMPROPER POWCE PROCEDURE has been classified as Sustained
(Evidence is sufficient to prove the allegation).

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captain of Police
Internal Affairs Division

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