Salinas Police Department target of police violence protests

The Californian is reporting that the Salinas Police Department in California was the target of anti-police violence. About 50 protesters gathered on Wednesday outside the Salinas Police Department to protest police violence as part of nationwide October 22nd National Coalition to Stop Police Brutality demonstrations.

Angelica Garza said she didn’t believe Salinas police engaged in discriminatory suppression.

Wednesday night, she changed that view.

“I had given them the benefit of the doubt,” she said. “I didn’t believe it was a race thing until these nine names came out. But four Latino men, including my beautiful brother, and it was nine cops, not one Latino.”

Garza was among about 50 gathered Wednesday outside the Salinas Police Department to protest police violence as part of nationwide demonstrations.

In July, Garza’s brother, Frank Alvarado Jr., became the fourth officer-involved death this year in Salinas. Before Alvarado, Salinas police killed Angel Ruiz on March 20, Osman Hernandez on May 9 and Carlos Mejia on May 20.

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