Flier 01.15.07 City Council Meeting

MEET US IN FRONT of EUREKA CITY HALL

THIS TUESDAY, JAN 15TH 5:45pm

 

Ex-Chief of EPD, David Douglas, and current EPD employee, Tony Zanotti, head of the SWAT team, were indicted by a Grand Jury for the killing of Cheri Lyn Moore in April of 2006.

 

Did you know???

After PUBLIC OUTRAGE AND PRESSURE over the Eureka Police Department’s killing of Cheri Moore resulted in a coroner’s inquest, grand jury indictments, and prosecution of ex-Chief of Police David Douglas and SWAT’s Tony Zanotti, the Eureka City Council decided that the PUBLIC WOULD PAY $75,000 + for private attorney, Bill Bragg, to defend Douglas against criminal charges of involuntary manslaughter???!!



Douglas should fund his own defense in the same way as is expected by any other person accused of a crime and facing criminal charges.

 

Not only did the Eureka City Council decide that WE would pay for Douglas’ defense for the killing of Cheri Moore, but the Council made the decision in CLOSED SESSION right before X-mas! And the City Council meeting following the CLOSED SESSION decision was on Thursday (not Tuesday, like all other City Council meetings) and was not broadcast live... (like all other City Council meetings)!!

WE DO NOT APPROVE OF THE MURDER OF CHERI MOORE!!

 

WE DO NOT WANT TO PAY TO DEFEND DOUGLAS-

FOR THE MURDER OF ONE OF US.

 

Because the City has already retained an attorney for Mr. Douglas,

WE DEMAND THAT RELATIONSHIP BE TERMINATED.

 

* SPEAK OUT IN STRONG PUBLIC COMMENT! *

THIS TUESDAY, JAN 15TH 6:30pm EUREKA CITY HALL

 

DID YOU KNOW???

Most often, when a person calls the county with a mental health crisis, or if a person calls 911 for an ambulance to respond to a medical emergency, EUREKA POLICE show up.

 

These so-called “welfare checks” and other police responses to medical and mental crises result in numerous violations of peoples’ civil rights! Victims of this inappropriate response have been killed by EPD, have had their ‘right to protection from unreasonable search and seizure’ violated, and have been physically abused by EPD- just for calling medical or mental help. EPD must stop interfering and allow medical and mental health professionals to respond. Officers must cease from using medical and mental health crises as justification to intimidate, criminalize, and violate the rights of people who ask for help.

 

WHEN WE CALL AN AMBULANCE OR FOR HELP WITH MENTAL HEALTH CRISES,

WE DO NOT WANT ARMED EPD OFFICERS TO SHOW UP AND CRIMINALIZE US!

 

* SPEAK OUT IN STRONG PUBLIC COMMENT! *

THIS TUESDAY, JAN 15TH 6:30pm EUREKA CITY HALL

 

DID YOU KNOW???

THE EUREKA CITY COUNCIL IS NOW CONTRACTING

FOR EPD OFFICERS TO RECEIVE A 22% PAY RAISE!!

 

Eureka Police Dept. Officer Terry Liles on October 23, 2006, shot 16-year old Native American Christopher Burgess in the heart, killing him. This was 2 years after Liles pulled Christopher (then age 13) out of sleep and brutally beat him, fracturing the boy’s skull. Liles, on Jan 4, 2007, killed 18 year old Zachary Cooke, by shooting him 16 times. Liles was part of the SWAT team that killed Cheri Moore, and has likely been responsible for other killings in the recent, seemingly endless murder spree by local police. At least 8 EPD officers, names unknown to the public, were recently involved in beating Martin Cotton to death (Aug.9 '07) and burning Peter Stewart alive in his home in Hoopa (Jun.4 '07). Liles’ remorseless violence also extends into his daily actions.

 

Officer Rodrigo-Reyna Sanchez was involved in the Cheri Moore killing; he assaulted young Kat Zimmerman on a bicycle on her way to an anti-war demo in 2005, and continues to add to his sordid history and repertoire of abusive and corrupt actions; many of his victims are women.

 

We, the public, do not want to PAY REWARDS to officers for violent, abusive conduct.

 

The Council claims that a pay increase will raise EPD officers’ behavior standards.

 

BUT THE COUNCIL HAS TAKEN NO ACTIONS TO CURB VIOLENT, ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR OR TO HOLD OFFICERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT.

While the Council wants the public to pay more to officers, the council has made no effort to: create/support a Civilian Police Review Board; mandate drug/steroid testing after lethal incidents; restrict officers involved in multiple killings and reported abuses; evaluate officers’ mental health; or take any other action that would instill confidence in the public.

 

NO 22% RAISE FOR EPD OFFICERS!!!!

* SPEAK OUT IN STRONG PUBLIC COMMENT! *

THIS TUESDAY, JAN 15TH 6:30pm EUREKA CITY HALL

 

*DINNER will be shared in front of City Hall*

beginning at 5:45pm, Tuesday night.

 

 

Recent actions and decisions of the Eureka City Government, in relation to EPD, have been SECRETIVE, UNETHICAL, AND GO AGAINST THE INTERESTS AND OPINIONS OF AFFECTED EUREKA RESIDENTS.