Feb 29, 2016
Fault Lines Links – Amilcar Perez-Lopez Autopsy Contradicts SFPD Story
Feb. 29, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Morning folks, hot links coming through:
- A second autopsy of Amilcar Perez-Lopez contradicts the San Francisco PD’s version of events. Perez-Lopez, a Guatemalan immigrant, was shot dead by officers after he allegedly lunged at them with a knife in February 2015. The autopsy, however, shows that he was shot several times in the back.
- Salt Lake police shot and critically wounded 19-year old Abdi Mohamed on Saturday night. His friend, Selam Mohammad, said the officers tried to take down Abdi and shot him four times. Officers were responding to an assault in progress and state that one suspect refused to drop a metal weapon he was holding, leading them to shoot. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has urged the department to release information on the shooting to the public including the police body cam footage.
- The family of Alex Nieto are questioning the handling and withholding of evidence by San Francisco police authorities ahead of their federal civil trial next week. Officers shot Nieto, a security guard at a nightclub, 15 times after they mistook his taser for a weapon nearly two years ago.
- Trojan Hart has filed a police brutality lawsuit against the NYPD, claiming they brutally beat him while he was handcuffed. Hart had been arrested following a noise complaint and refused to remove his jewelry which led to officers removing it by force, leaving him with multiple wounds and a shattered eye socket.