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2 ex-deputies indicted on manslaughter charge in death of Javier Ambler

Two former Texas sheriff’s deputies are facing manslaughter charges in the death of a Black man following a car chase where authorities were accompanied by a reality television camera crew.

Javier Ambler was followed by Williamson County deputies for over 20 minutes on March 28, 2019, ending in the city of Austin, where Ambler was restrained and tased at least three times, body camera footage previously released by Austin police and seen by NBC News showed. Deputies began chasing Ambler because he failed to dim his headlights for oncoming traffic, according to a police report.

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