The father of Alfred Olango, Richard Olango Abuka, filed a civil rights lawsuit in San Diego federal court earlier this week, accusing El Cajon, Calif., police of using excessive, deadly force against his son, who was shot and killed during an encounter last year, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.
The El Cajon, Calif., police officer who gunned down an unarmed black man who was apparently having a mental breakdown will not face criminal charges, the San Diego County (Calif.) District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The father of a California man who was killed last month by El Cajon, Calif., police announced over the weekend that he has created a foundation for police reform, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Several protesters who were arrested at a vigil for Alfred Olango in El Cajon, Calif., on Oct. 1 have filed a lawsuit, accusing police of violating their civil rights by wrongfully ordering them to disperse, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
El Cajon, Calif., police released two short videos of the shooting death of Alfred Olango, on Friday, “for the sake of the well-being of the community,” USA Today reports. One of the videos shows the unarmed black man backing away from a police officer before he was fatally shot Tuesday night.
El Cajon, Calif., police say that the mentally ill African-American man who was shot and killed during a police encounter was in a "shooting stance" aiming an e-cigarette.
El Cajon police officer Richard Gonsalves has been identified as the officer who fatally shot Alfred Olango Tuesday afternoon after Olango's sister called police for help because her brother was having a medical and mental health crisis.
Updated Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, 2:17 a.m. EDT: According to activists on the ground in El Cajon, Calif., the Police Department informed media that it was aware its officers were responding to a “5150” call when Olango was killed. The name of the police officer who killed Olango has not been released.