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Wilbur Honeycutt

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Former Maverick County Narcotics Task Force

Former Maverick County Narcotics Task Force

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Issue #223 of The Week Online with DRCNet, 2/8/02

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December 2000: Former Maverick County Narcotics Task Force member Wilbur Honeycutt was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting a Mexican immigrant in the back.Honeycutt shot and paralyzed Monje Ortiz as Ortiz fled back toward Mexico after being caught attempting to cross into the United States.


Dallas Observer | dallasobserver.com | News : Feature

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The first had come on January 25, 1999, on the pitch-black bank of the Rio Grande north of Eagle Pass, when Wilbur Honeycutt, a small-town cop who was a member of a Drug Enforcement Administration task force, fired eight shots into the reedy darkness.One slug hit Abecnego Monje Ortiz, 18, an unarmed illegal Mexican immigrant, who was left paralyzed from the waist down.Monje Ortiz later sued and won $1.75 million from the U.S. Justice Department, which had enlisted Honeycutt.

Honeycutt, who pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault and criminal conduct, is now serving a 15-year prison sentence.
Other violent confrontations followed in the brush land near Del Rio, Batesville, Brackettville and Rock Springs.The most recent came in January of this year when a pregnant woman, alone with her toddler in an Edwards County ranch house, shot an intruder.


The first had come on January ...

www.dallasobserver.com [cached]

The first had come on January 25, 1999, on the pitch-black bank of the Rio Grande north of Eagle Pass, when Wilbur Honeycutt, a small-town cop who was a member of a Drug Enforcement Administration task force, fired eight shots into the reedy darkness.One slug hit Abecnego Monje Ortiz, 18, an unarmed illegal Mexican immigrant, who was left paralyzed from the waist down.Monje Ortiz later sued and won $1.75 million from the U.S. Justice Department, which had enlisted Honeycutt.

Honeycutt, who pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault and criminal conduct, is now serving a 15-year prison sentence.


360degrees: darryl best

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Eleven people had already pleaded guilty. * December 2000: Former Maverick County Narcotics Task Force member Wilbur Honeycutt was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting a Mexican immigrant in the back.Honeycutt shot and paralyzed Monje Ortiz as he fled back toward Mexico after being caught attempting to cross into the United States. * February 2001: The Capital Area Narcotics Task Force lost Deputy Keith Ruiz, shot and killed during a plain-clothes drug raid.The target of the raid said he thought the police were burglars. * April 2001: San Antonio prosecutors dropped at least 33 drug cases after four San Antonio police officers were arrested in an FBI sting.The officers had believed they were providing protection for cocaine traffickers.


Issue #223 of The Week Online with DRCNet, 2/8/02

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December 2000: Former Maverick County Narcotics Task Force member Wilbur Honeycutt was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting a Mexican immigrant in the back.Honeycutt shot and paralyzed Monje Ortiz as Ortiz fled back toward Mexico after being caught attempting to cross into the United States.

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