A Black Lives Matter advocate said she will continue to push officials to reopen cases related to the police shootings of Charles Roundtree, Marquise Jones, and Antronie Scott after meeting with Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales last week.
Kimiya Factory, the executive director of Black Freedom Factory, a San Antonio racial justice organization, said she and Gonzales sat down last Thursday to discuss the cases, but, as he has done previously, Gonzales did not agree to reopen them.
The deaths of Roundtree, Jones, and Scott – all Black men – have been at the center of rallying cries from local BLM activists since the movement began its resurgence in May following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Jones, 23, died in 2014, while 36-year-old Antronie Scott died in 2016, and 18-year-old Roundtree died in 2018. Grand juries declined to indict the police officers who shot Jones and Roundtree. No criminal charges were pursued against the officer who shot Scott, but Scott’s girlfriend and mother have filed a civil suit that is still pending trial.