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Sunday, October 8th, 2017


Family Wants Justice In Police Killing of 31-Year-Old Man

By J. Noel Espinoza/RioGrandeInfo Norma Melendez cries when she recalls the morning her nephew German Ornelas was killed by Brownsville police at their second-floor apartment on the corner of 1st and St. Charles streets. Melendez, who has relatives living next to her in the same apartment complex, says police didn’t have an arrest warrant when they broke into the house while her nephew was sleeping on a green couch in the small living room.   “They knocked on the door and then broke into with their guns drawn,” Melendez said.Read More