Two Tarrant County Jail Officers Indicted on Murder Charges in Inmate’s Death from Asphyxia

FORT WORTH, Texas — In a notable development in Tarrant County, two jail employees face murder charges over the April death of inmate Anthony Johnson Jr. during an altercation at the county jail. The unusual step of indicting jail staff highlights the seriousness of the accusations and the ongoing scrutiny of detention practices. The Tarrant County District Attorney’s office announced the indictments late Tuesday against Rafael Moreno, a detention officer, and Joel Garcia, a lieutenant …

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Inmate Deaths Spark Calls for Transparency in Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office

Fort Worth, Texas – The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office is facing scrutiny over a series of inmate deaths in recent years, sparking concerns about transparency and accountability within the department. Last month, the deaths of two inmates within days of each other have reignited calls for answers and reforms within the Sheriff’s Office. Roderick Johnson, 42, died from drug poisoning on April 18, while Anthony Johnson, 31, passed away on April 21 after an altercation …

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