Alonzo Bagley’s family files civil lawsuit; The People’s Promise leads its 2nd march
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The family of Alonzo Bagley, the victim of an officer-involved shooting Feb. 3, has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court and held a second march.
On Feb. 11, Alonzo Bagley’s family filed a civil lawsuit against Shreveport police Officer Alexander Tyler. The lawsuit was filed due to the officer-involved shooting that claimed Bagley’s life Feb. 3 at Villa Norté Apartments in Shreveport.
The People’s Promise released a statement demanding transparency, accountability and the release of the body camera footage.
“We, as the youth, want to see the officials of our city speak up and express support for the family of Alonzo Bagley. We, as the youth, want to see a future where we will not have to grieve tragedies similar to those of Ronald Greene, Tommie McGlothen Jr. and Alonzo Bagley,” says The People’s Promise statement.
The organization helped sponsor a second march Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m., from the Shreveport Police Department, 1234 Texas Ave., to the Caddo Parish Courthouse.
Alonzo Bagley’s funeral will be held Saturday morning. Another march is planned for that day.
“My heart breaks for them, and we will not stop until we can see that tape,” Kyrsten Thompson said of the body cam video. Thompson, a member of The People’s Promise’s youth group, organized Sunday’s march.
“We want to see the release of the tape for closure for the family of Alonzo Bagley and so that we can see what actually happened to Alonzo Bagley.”
Thompson hopes to show that youths have the power to inspire change amid tragedy. And she wants to send a message from her generation to leaders of local law enforcement and criminal justice systems.
“I believe that the youth getting involved can show them that we are watching, we are listening and that we stand with those who have experienced these injustices.”
Some adults “... underestimate us and the power that we hold. The young people have a voice. This is the Louisiana,this is the America that we have to grow up in and eventually be adults in.”
Thompson wants to ensure that her and peers can live in this country that they have to grow up in without fear.
“The young people here in Shreveport, that could be one of us. I don’t want to turn on the TV and see one of my peers under that circumstance.”
Below is the text of the federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Bagley’s family:
Family of Alonzo Bagley, attorneys call for justice & transparency
The family of a man shot and killed by a Shreveport Police Department officer and their attorneys filed a lawsuit in his shooting death.
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