The families of six men shot by local law enforcement gathered at Heritage Park in east Bakersfield for the Enough Is Enough anti-police brutality rally.
Protesters marched over the weekend to the sites of each man’s death, and Nicole Ramirez told KUZZ News she came out because she would like to see a third party look into why her brother Jorge was gunned down. Desiree Garcia came out because she thinks a regular person would have faced a judge if they had shot her uncle James De La Rosa.
Internal investigations in each case found that police were in their rights to shoot the men. The District Attorney’s office has declined to press charges because the deaths have been ruled accidental.