Esteban Gomez-Sanchez

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Service Record

Liberty Hill Texas Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired in December 2020.[1]
Last Known Status Active[2]

Incident Reports

2023 Death of Jackson Lieber

On January 18, 2023, Lieber hit a mailbox and got into an altercation with the property owner, who detained Lieber and called the police to report a trespasser.[3]

After an unspecified altercation, Gomez-Sanchez shot Lieber, who died at the hospital.[3]

The incident was captured on body-worn camera.[3]

Response Timeline

The Texas Rangers opened an investigation.[3]

Gomez-Sanchez was placed on administrative leave.[3]

On February 15, 2023, Lieber's father filed a federal lawsuit, alleging violations of Lieber's Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights.[3]

In June 2023, the Texas Rangers sent their report to a county grand jury.[2]

On June 29, 2023, the grand jury produced a "no-bill", where there aren't enough votes to indict.[4][2]

After the criminal case was resolved, the department opened their own investigation for possible policy violations.[2]

On July 7, 2023, The department's investigation concluded that no policies had been violated.[4][2]

Gomez-Sanchez was returned to regular duty.[2]

LEO Ratings

References

  1. Scott Akanewich, Liberty Hill PD releases name of officer involved in fatal shooting, Killeen Daily Herald, 2023-01-18
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Scott Akanewich, Officer involved in shooting back on beat, Fort Bend Herald, 2023-07-21
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Scott Akanewich, Parents of police shooting victim files federal lawsuit against LHPD officer, inForney, 2023-02-16
  4. 4.0 4.1 Brianna Hollis, Liberty Hill officer cleared in deadly shooting of 21-year-old, KXAN, 2023-09-08