Family Of Man Killed By Lancaster Police Claims They Can't Get Answers

L.P. Phillips
August 13, 2019 - 2:49 pm
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The family of a man killed by Lancaster police over a year ago wonder why they can't get answers over what happened. 

The Texas Rangers say the books have been closed on the March, 2018 shooting of Michael Brisco, 37. However, Brisco's family says they still cannot find out what happened. 

What few details of the shooting are known were in a news release from the Lancaster Police Department at the time of the shooting. The officers "conducted a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Dewberry Blvd. After officers made contact with the driver, the driver placed the vehicle in reverse and drove toward the officers. Officers were able to move out of the way
and ordered the driver to stop. The driver placed the vehicle in drive and accelerated toward one of the officers, who was struck and drug by the suspect vehicle. The officer fired shots at the suspect vehicle striking the driver." the release said.

The identity of the shooting victim was only made public after KRLD news was able to obtain a police report number through an open records request, last week.

Rodney Brisco, brother of Michael Brisco, says he was told the grand jury cleared the officers. Since then he has been trying, without luck, to get a copy of the police report to learn exactly what happened.
"(We're) trying to figure out was justice served? Was it injustice? We don't know." he said. "There's so much police shootings going around now I can't really just say off the top of my head, was it right or was it wrong?"

KRLD news has also been attempting to get a copy of the police report, but so far neither the city nor the Texas Rangers have responded.

The names of the officers have not been made public.