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Criminal charges dropped against Austin officer who shot Michael Ramos

Officer Chris Taylor was tried for murder last year, but jurors couldn’t reach a verdict. A grand jury this week declined to indict him on any criminal charges.

Austin Police Officer Christopher Taylor, middle, talks to his attorney Doug O’Connell, left, during a break in his murder trial at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center on October 23, 2023. Taylor is charged with killing Michael Ramos in 2020.

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