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Your Call: What happens when a loved one is killed by law enforcement?



What happens when a loved one is shot and killed by law enforcement? On the February 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by speaking with families whose loved ones have been killed by police. We’ll find out what their experiences were like with the legal system, the media, and their local communities. What changes would they like to see? And when it comes to policies, do they feel like their voices are being heard? What questions do you have for family members? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Jeralynn Blueford’s son Alan was killed by an Oakland police officer 

Rhonda Reeder-Perez’s nephew, Richard Pedro Perez, was killed by a Richmond police officer

Wanda Johnson's son Oscar Grant was killed by a BART police officer 

Sen. Loni Hancock, senate chair of the Public Safety Committee

Web Resources:

Audio and video of the Senate & Assembly joint Public Safety hearing on February 10th

SF Gate: Oakland Sued Over Police Killing of Teen

Richmond Confidential: Friends and Family Paint a Picture of Richard Perez as Sometimes Troublesome – but Not Dangerous

Oakland Police Beat: Alan Blueford Settlement: “No Amount Of Money Could Replace My Son’s Life”

Alan Blueford Foundation

Oscar Grant Foundation

Sac Bee: $2.2 million settlement ends lawsuit over Manteca police shooting