Jose Campos Torres

Jose Campos Torres

In 1977, a 23-year-old Mexican-American and Vietnam veteran named Jose Campos Torres was arrested for disorderly conduct at a bar in Houston’s Mexican-American East End neighborhood and was severely beaten by six police officers. The city jail would not process him due to his injuries and ordered the officers to take him to the hospital. Instead, they took him to the Buffalo Bayou River where they pushed Torres in and he drowned.

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