In July 2015, 29-year-old Antonio Gonzales was shot and killed by police officers in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
The police responded to a call about a man threatening people with a sword. He was later identified as Gonzales. According to the police, officers told Gonzalez to put his sword on the ground and approach them with his hands up.
Gonzales allegedly ignored the officers’ orders. After that, one of them shot him about 8 times. The police started rescue efforts, but this did not help. Gonzales died at the scene.
Although the district attorney justified the use of firearms, in July 2021, Gonzales’ relatives filed a lawsuit against the city and the police department and accused them of using excessive force.
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“We had all of our windows open in our kitchen and I heard 6-7 shots,” said Ronald Salmn, neighbor.
The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.