Sanger Police Officers Shoot and Kill an Unarmed Suicidal Marine Corps Vet
On June 15, 2012 my brother Charlie Salinas was gunned down like a dog by officers of the Sanger Police Department and Fresno County Sheriffs Department. He was depressed, drunk, and suicidal. He made a 911 call saying he wanted to die. Sanger Police Department obliged him. They surrounded him, and opened fire shooting at least 30 times, even shooting him as he lay on the ground dying. There were many witnesses, even video of the shooting that contradicts what the police state happened. They state that my brother charged at them, that he threatened them with a weapon, that they were in fear for themselves and the public. The video shows my brother standing with his hands up and open, stumbling as he began to comply with officers orders to come out and get on the ground. As he stumbles you hear the officers open fire. My family is devastated. Charlie was not given the consideration a dog gets. My brother was executed. Cops are out of control in this country; in the six months since Charlies death, there have been many, many instances of excessive force, and officer-involved shootings of unarmed individuals. Yet, investigations go nowhere because they are investigating themselves. How can they get away with this?
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