Case Closed: No indictment in officer-involved shooting

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen Police Department is pleased with the grand jury’s decision to no bill an officer who shot a suspect in the face when the man allegedly tried to run over the officer and his partner.

Last week, the grand jury decided officer Alan Dienstbier was justified when he fired his service weapon at Francisco Sanchez, 32, of Primera.

The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 16 on the 2500 block of Chuparosa Court.

No bill means the grand jury declined to indict him on any charges.

Police Sgt. David Osborne said the grand jury’s decision confirms Harlingen PD’s own internal findings.

“This should give everyone confidence, everyone’s reviews were confirmed,” he said.

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