The future of Austin, Texas Police Officer Christopher Taylor is once again in the hands of the Travis County Prosecutor. As of yesterday, Judge Dayna Blazey has now twice called a mistrial in the case against Taylor, and it is up to the state to decide whether or not another trial will move forward.

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The final chapter of the death of Michael Ramos has continued to be written over the last three and a half years since he died after being shot by Taylor following an encounter in April of 2023. Police were called to an apartment complex in southeast Austin for suspicion of drug dealing and events unfolded from there leaving Ramos dead.

What does a second mistrial mean for Austin, Texas Police Officer Christopher Taylor?

It really does become the decision of the state of Texas and the Travis County Prosecutor's Office how Taylor's fate and future plays out. If they continue to pursue the murder charge, then a new jury will have to be seated.

The failure to seat a jury was the reason behind the first mistrial issued by Judge Blazey. After the mistrial, Mayor Kirk Watson pleaded with the Austin PD to continue to serve the people of Austin.

So, now we wait to see how the community responds to a second mistrial, and how the Austin PD handles this controversy while still mourning the recent loss of a couple of officers including one that was gunned down just this weekend.

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