Timestamp8/20/14 13:06
Date Searched15-Jul-95
StateTX - Texas
Agency NameBellaire Police Department
Victim NameTravis O'Neill Allen
Victim's Age15
Victim's GenderMale
Hispanic or Latino OriginNot of Hispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired2
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Unarmed
SummaryTravis Allen, 17, w/m, unarmed, shot twice in the back at close range and killed by Bellaire police Sgt. Michael Leal, 30, while pinned face down to the floor by officer Carle Upshaw’s foot on his back. Allen, high on drugs, had smashed through the patio door of a Bellaire home, whose owner called police. Police say Allen disobeyed them, had reached for something in his pocket and was attempting to roll over, causing Leal to “fear for his own life.â€ù But marks on Allen’s hands indicate he had been handcuffed. Two grand jury members said they felt pressured to not indict by a politically connected fellow juror. Both officers were no-billed. Not only did these cops get away with murder, but the shooter, Officer Leal, has since been promoted within his department. He now supervises everyone who investigated him. The Bellaire Police Dept. basically congratulated him for killing an unarmed teenager.
Source Linkhttp://www.leagle.com/decision/199897227FSupp2d945_1876
Name of Officer or OfficersMichael Leal
County StateHarris TX - Texas
City StateHouston TX - Texas