Texas briefs: Ex-Dallas officer pleads guilty to shooting unarmed man

Associated Press

DALLAS — A former Dallas police officer will serve more than a year of probation after pleading guilty in the 2013 shooting of an unarmed black man.

WFAA-TV reports that Amy Wilburn pleaded guilty Tuesday to recklessly discharging a firearm at Kelvion Walker. Both Wilburn and Walker agreed to the plea deal. Wilburn was indicted on a felony aggravated assault by a public servant charge, which could’ve carried a sentence of up to life in prison.

Wilburn was pursuing a stolen vehicle in 2013 when she approached the car and shot Walker, who was unarmed in the passenger seat. Wilburn had alleged that Walker didn’t put both of his hands up, but Walker and an independent witness said he did.

Wilburn’s attorney declined to comment because of a pending multi-million dollar federal case. The trial is scheduled for August.

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