Texas Tech Will Ask DPS to Review Procedures After Officer Shot on Campus

LUBBOCK, TX - Texas Tech on Monday repeated that an administrative review will be completed concerning the shooting death of a police officer on campus. 

Hollis Daniels, 19, was arrested for capital murder after the killing of Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East, Jr. on the evening of October 9.  Daniels had been arrested, but was not in handcuffs while inside the Texas Tech police station.  Officials said Daniels did not use the officer's weapon but instead used a .45 caliber handgun. 

Daniels was indicted last week by a federal grand jury for possession of a stolen firearm.  Officials have not said if the stolen gun was the same gun used to kill East. 

Tech said on Monday the review would be done by the Texas Department of Public Safety (see full statement below).  Tech announced a review last week, but did not mention the Texas Department of Public Safety in the previous announcement. 

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Texas Tech on Monday released the following statement:

Texas Department of Public Safety to Conduct Administrative Review

State agency responded to University request to review Texas Tech University policies and procedures following death of officer

President Lawrence Schovanec has announced that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will conduct a review of the Texas Tech University campus safety and security policies and practices, following the death of Texas Tech Police Department Officer Floyd East Jr. last week.
 
“Safety and security are the highest priorities of Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University System,” said Schovanec. “This was a tragic event for everyone affiliated with Texas Tech University, and it is appropriate that we conduct a post-review process to ensure we continue to provide a safe environment for the entire campus community.”

 


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