Day 5 of testimony in Sgt. Daniel Perry’s trial is over
One officer who took the stand was Curtis Meyer, who was assigned to prosecute the protest.
Austin, Texas –
The fifth day of testimony ended with the murder trial of a rideshare driver who says he shot and killed a gunman in downtown Austin three years ago in self-defense.
A lot happened in the courtroom, and attorneys showed more body camera footage of Perry’s interactions with officers after the shooting.
In the footage, Perry repeatedly mentioned he was “afraid for his life” and insisted he had never shot anyone before. Lawyers later showed footage of Perry alone in the interrogation room and the moment he found out Garrett Foster had died.
One officer who took the stand was Curtis Meyer, who was assigned to prosecute the protest. He said he spoke to Foster about how he held his AK-47 in the past.
A defense attorney asked Meyer if he had a “conversation” with Foster in which Meyer raised concerns about the way he carried his rifle. Meier said “yes”. Meyer also mentioned that Foster “vehemently” disagreed with him.
The state also shared a social media post that Perry shared in response to a post warning protesters not to “go to Oklahoma” as they would be treated differently than in major cities like New York, Seattle or Minneapolis , he said. In the post, Perry said, “Send them to Texas, we’ll show them why we say don’t mess with Texas.”
At least seven witnesses took the stand Monday, including several officers, a crime analyst, an Uber passenger, a radio host and a gun store employee. The defense says testimony is expected to continue through Thursday.
https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local/daniel-perry-garrett-foster-trial/269-1d8cd230-faa7-4834-8974-ec4b05993864 Day 5 of testimony in Sgt. Daniel Perry’s trial is over