Family of Alonzo Bagley, attorneys call for justice & transparency
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The family of a man shot and killed by a Shreveport Police Department officer and their attorneys filed a lawsuit in his shooting death.
The lawsuit states several of Alonzo Bagley’s family members are suing Alexander Tyler, the officer who fatally shot him, for violations of Bagley’s fourth amendment rights.
A press conference and unity march were held Friday, Feb. 10.
The family of Bagley, 43, was joined by their attorneys and various community activists for a news conference at 11:30 a.m. held at Government Plaza. Bagley was shot and killed Friday, Feb. 3 at the Villa Norté Apartments by Officer Alexander Tyler. Louisiana State Police has taken over the investigation.
Speakers began the conference with a prayer for the family and called for justice in Alonzo’s death.
“Enough is enough. We’re demanding transparency. We’re demanding accountability in this case,” said Attorney Ron Haley, representative for the family.
Haley said it is frustrating to stand with yet another family grieving the loss of an unarmed Black man.
“This family needs answers and they need answers swiftly.”
Alonzo’s brother, Xavier, described him as someone who was on the right track in life and working to better himself.
“For a tragedy to happen like this, it leaves me confused. Where was the threat in that entire situation? There was no threat.”
Activist Breka Peoples is calling for the release of police body cam footage from the night of the incident. She is also calling for a civil investigation into the police department.
“It’s time to take a stand and hold administration accountable at SPD,” she said. “We need transparency followed by accountability.”
Attorney Haley says if a fair investigation shows Officer Tyler is guilty, they ask for him to be arrested and for the case not to be sent to the grand jury.
After the conference, there was march to the Shreveport Police Department.
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