What about Justice 4 Alex Nieto?
8 MONTHS LATER AND STILL…
- NO NAMES OF OFFICERS INVOLVED
8-10 other officers present during shooting; and
20 officers who secured the homicide scene of Alex Nieto
The City Attorney continues to shield ALL officers’ identities
WHY MEET AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE? On the first court date of the federal civil case filed by the Nietos, the City Attorney requested Mag. Judge Cousins seal the names of the officers under an unusual “protective order.” More info here…
Wed. Dec. 3rd is the deadline for the City Attorney to provide arguments and evidence for why Mag. Judge Cousins should keep the names of the 34 officers out of the public eye. The reason supplied by Chief Greg Suhr is that a person in another country made a threat on the internet more than eight months ago now. (Yeah, we know, that’s ridiculous, but if there is no community pressure, the judge could easily grant this and make the entire investigation —both civil and criminal— incredibly difficult and even more obscure.)
Mag. Judge Cousins needs to DO THE RIGHT THING!
- Break the police code of silence.
- End the City’s policy of obscurity regarding the killing of Alex Nieto.
- Stop attempts to blindsight our communities.
8 MONTHS LATER AND STILL…
- NO ORIGINAL 911 CALL recording, not even a transcript
- NO POLICE REPORTS
- NO WITNESS STATEMENTS
- NO PUBLIC STATEMENT FROM MAYOR ED LEE. The Mayor is ultimately responsible for SFPD and the City Attorney.
- NO NEWS ON A CRIMINAL INDICTMENT BY DISTRICT ATTORNEY GASCÓN
Consider that we petitioned D.A. Gascón for a criminal indictment, and later the Attorney General & FBI for an independent federal investigation. No response. Check the timeline of legal status here…
8 months later and public barely aware of autopsy results…
Here is a summary of Alex Nieto’s autopsy report:
- 14 to 15 individual bullet wounds (one entry wound is for two bullets)
- 4 bullet wounds are in an upward direction to his right leg and arms and hands (indicating he was taken down by officers facing uphill.)
The upward direction of the shots indicate Alex was likely raising his hands in surrender or protection.
Alex was shot to the ground and he was alive on the ground with over 10 officers present.
Audio recording shows a 6-7 second pause between initial shots and the shots that killed him. Find the audio recording here…
- Of 15 bullet wounds, 11 are in a downward trajectory, because Alex was already on the ground when he was actually killed.
1 downward trajectory wound is straight back into the right side of his mouth
3 downward trajectory wounds into the sides of his chest (1 right side, 2 left side)
7 of the 11 downward trajectory wounds are in a direct head to toe downward direction to the temple, chest, lumbar, and shoulders, implying he was shot from the back when lying down or shot straight on as he fell forward, completely defenseless.
The reason you may not have heard of these results is because the autopsy report was released on 9/11 to the media (not the Family, nor supporters) and the media AGAIN repeated and amplified the “police version of events” scripted into the autopsy report by the Medical Examiner Amy Hart, instead of focusing on the implications of an unjustified killing by police officers. More info on the autopsy report here…
WE WANT NAMES! WE WANT NAMES!
The City Government has moved to legally protect 34 or more officers who are shooters or witnesses to the killing of Alex Nieto, or who are responsible for or witnesses to the handling of the homicide scene was handled. We’ve long argued that this a cover-up of the unlawful killing of Alex Nieto.
We members of the communities affected by the killing of Alex Nieto demand complete transparency. We want names, and we want utter transparency in the facts withheld by SFPD and the City Attorney (aka The Mayor.) This has got to end…!
FEDERAL COURTHOUSE BLDG (450 Golden Gate)
WED. DEC. 3rd, 2014
Bring posters, signs and your demands. We want names!
We stand in solidarity with Ferguson & Ayotzinapa, and all the other Bay Area families and other victims of police brutality.