After watching police body camera videos of her brother’s death by taser at the hands of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department, Ebele Okobi posted on Facebook about the death of 36 year old Chinedu Okobi.
“They were shocking because they contradicted, in every single particular, the statement that the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office released and to which San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe referred in multiple news outlets after my brother’s murder.”
In addition to calling the San Mateo Sheriff’s office (the number is above in Ebele’s post, you can also sign a petition here.
The law that will make the video Ebele watched available as a public record (AB748) does not become law until January 1, 2019, but the SMC Sheriff should release it as a matter of the public’s right to know.
We have been sold that tasers are “less lethal” than guns, but the body count continues to pile up and the deaths of unarmed people do not stop.