Chicago police killed a black teenager named Laquan McDonald in 2014. It took 13 months to release video of the shooting, which led to charges against the officer involved. Last month, California Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, introduced legislation requiring police body camera footage to be released within two months of an incident.
Quirk said he didn’t want a similar case to happen in California. Apparently, he didn’t realize tragedies like this have happened in California. In fact, one occurred in the East Bay, part of which he represents.
Seventy thousand people from Oakland and across the country have signed a petition by Courage Campaign and Presente.org demanding that the officers who killed Hernan Jaramillo be investigated and prosecuted.