To: Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland
SIGN THE PETITION: Oakland police, caught on video killing my brother
I demand that you call on Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent to launch immediate investigations into Hernan Jaramillo’s death and hold the officers involved accountable to the full extent of the law.
Why is this important?
Oakland police killed my brother Hernan Jaramillo in front of my house and hid the video of his killing from the public for 2 and half years. The officers beat him to the ground in street, dragged his body 20 feet, and pinned him down with all of their weight on top him -- ignoring him as he repeatedly cried out, “I can’t breathe...they’re killing me,” for 15 minutes -- until his body laid lifeless on the sidewalk in handcuffs.(1)
Hernan was an innocent, unarmed man who wasn’t doing anything wrong when police killed him. There hasn’t been a public investigation into his death or any charges against the police who killed him. And the Oakland Police Department refuses to answer any questions about his death at all!
Now that the video of his killing has been leaked to the public, this is our chance to finally demand justice for my brother. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has the power to force an investigation and demand accountability, but we need thousands of people to join me and my family to speak out now if we are going to have a fighting chance at justice!
1. http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_29435600/oakland-body-camera-shows-man-screamed-i-cant and http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/johnson/article/Can-there-be-lesson-for-police-in-senseless-death-6799438.php