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Complaint Against Eureka Police Department's Sanchez

A few days ago, a young man made this complaint to the Eureka Police Department:

 

I am a college student in Alaska, my home state. I am currently taking some time to travel through the continental states. Today (April 23, 2010), my friend and I sat down for a moment with our heavy backpacks near the St. Vincent de Paul's cafeteria. After a few minutes, Officer Reyna-Sanchez walked past many people and approached us. A third person who had stopped to rest saw Officer Reyna-Sanchez coming at us and said “Don't shoot.” The officer then smugly told us that he had shot and killed someone last month. He then told us that we were trespassing, though there were no signs indicating such. Officer Reyna-Sanchez verbally harassed me, telling me, for instance that he could take away my rights and “You better leave Eureka... You and I will bump heads if you stay around.” 

 

Quotes from Sgt. Rodrigo Reyna-Sanchez

These are only a few of things we have been told that Eureka PD's Sanchez has said to people:

 

"No one will miss you if I shoot you in the back of the head"

 

"Do you go to this church? Well I am Catholic and I do go to this church [not true], and I don't want you sleeping at my church"

 

"If I see you again sitting anywhere with your blanket, I will take you to jail."

 

"You'd be better off in prison" [to homeless and disabled woman]

 

"You wrote a letter calling me a liar. That's why I'm giving you a ticket."