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Congressman Carter declines to comment on Michael Dean investigation

Posted at 8:03 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 12:18:42-05

KILLEEN, TX — Fifty-two days have come and gone, but the demand for answers in the death of Michael Dean remains stronger than ever.

"He had so much more life to give, but it was cut short because the police abused their power, and we need to remember that today," said Doree Collins, Executive Director of the Un-included Club.

Over the past several weeks, 25 News has showed you rallies and marches asking for transparency in the investigation.

"The truth will stand up by itself, but when you're not telling the truth then you've gotta find a whole lot of other things to support it, to help it stand up," said Gary Smith of the Temple NAACP.

25 News caught up with Congressman John Carter (TX-31) to ask him to answer to the many people calling for the release of the report.

"This is an ongoing criminal investigation. When I was a judge, I didn't comment on it. I don't comment on them now," said Congressman Carter.

As more days pass, the response from advocates for the Dean family say they are unwavering in their demand for answers.

On January 14, the Texas Rangers confirmed the investigation will conclude shortly.

The officer at the center of the investigation remains on administrative leave.