Feb 22, 2016
Fault Lines Links – Family Claims US Marshals Killed The Wrong Man
Feb. 22, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Morning everybody, here’s what you need to know:
- The family of Edgar Camacho-Alvarado, claim he was wrongfully shot dead by US marshals on Saturday morning in Albuquerque, NM. Authorities intended to arrest fugitive murderer George Bond who lived in the trailer next to Camacho-Alvarado. The crime scene and Camacho-Alvarado’s body was left unattended for over 10 hours while the US marshals served their search warrant on Bond.
- The mother of India Kager is urging the Department of Justice to investigate the police shooting of her daughter. India Kager was shot and killed by Virginia officers in September 2015 when someone in her car (Angelo Perry, the passenger, was also shot and killed by police) allegedly fired at the police.
- The trials of Baltimore officers in connection with the in-custody death of Freddie Gray have been delayed by Maryland’s Court of Appeals while it decides whether Officer William Porter can be forced to testify against his fellow colleagues.
- A bill gaining traction in Virginia seeks to keep police officer names confidential from news and media. Meanwhile in California, a senator has proposed legislation to make investigative files relating to police shooting and misconduct cases public.
- The excessive force lawsuit brought by Kyle Biedma against the Santa Rosa, CA, police department will begin on March 1. Biedma is claiming negligence, false imprisonment, battery and violations of his constitutional rights after he was bitten by a K-9 when officers mistook him for a gang member, and wrongfully charged him with a misdemeanor in April 2013. He alleges he was charged with a misdemeanor in order to shield the police department and authorities from civil liability.
- Albert Woodfox, the last remaining member of the “Angola 3”, was released from prison on Friday after more than 40 years in solitary confinement.