Local activist group Pasadenans and Altadenans Against Police Violence (Pasa-Alta) is planning to engage in nonviolent action protest on Friday, February 16th, in Old Pasadena.
The group is demanding that Pasadena Police Chief Philip Sanchez and city manager Steve Mermell take action and take officers Lerry Esparza and Zachary Lujan off patrol duty and put them on desk duty. Officers Esparza and Lujan brutally beat unarmed 21-year-old African-American man Chris Ballew during a traffic stop on November 9th, 2017 and broke his leg; officer Esparza also drew his gun on Mr. Ballew with his finger on the trigger.
Pasa-Alta will hold picket signs with pictures of Kendrec McDade, Reginald Thomas, Matthew Hurtado, Chris Ballew, and other victims of the Pasadena Police Department and pass out flyers.
Date/Time 02/16/2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location Corner of W Colorado Blvd and Fair Oaks Ave.
[This article has been updated to include links – Feb. 15, 2015 12:30 p.m.]
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