- February 8, 2016

APD Tackled The Wrong Guy in 2012, And Now We Owe Him $877K.


The Austin Police Department may have to shell out big money to a man who says he was tackled and wrongfully accused of stealing an SUV. On Friday, a federal jury ruled in favor of Pete Hernandez.

The event happened in 2012 and Hernandez filed the lawsuit in 2014. Hernandez’s lawyer says this was a bad case of the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Video obtained by Fox 7 shows the encounter that unfolded at the South Park Meadows Wal-Mart parking lot. Pete Hernandez is…