Tell El Cajon Police to Release Video Footage of Alfred Olango Shooting

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For every 1000 signatures we will send a letter to the El Cajon Police Department demanding that they release all video footage of the incident.

On Tuesday afternoon El Cajon police responded to a call concerning a mentally ill man walking in traffic. According to officers, after arriving on the scene they approached Alfred Olango, who repeatedly ignored commands while concealing a hand in his pants pocket. After pacing back and forth, Olengo took his hands out of his pocket and took a shooting stance.

The officer standing in front of Olengo then fired several shots at Olango while another officer fired his taser. Olengo died a short while later in the hospital.

Despite the fact that a witness captured the shooting on a cellphone and gave the video to El Cajon police, Chief Davis only presented one screenshot depicting Olango with his hands extended forward and aimed at a nearby officer. Ignoring calls from the community for total transparency, Davis refuses to release the cellphone video to the public.

A few minutes after the shooting, another bystander approached the crime scene and recorded a video of Olango’s sister asking the cops why they killed her mentally ill brother.

“Why couldn't you tase him? I told you he is sick - and you guys shot him!” Olango's sister can be heard telling officers in the video. “I called police to help him, not to kill him.”

Even though the San Diego County district attorney’s office and the El Cajon Police Department are investigating the incident, the current evidence does not suggest any forthcoming criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting.

Help us to tell the El Cajon police to release all of the video footage and show true transparency in this tragic event.


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