Pomona Police Brutality, Racism? Family of Andres Avila, Beaten and Shot Dead by Cops, Calls for Federal Investigation (VIDEO)

Andres Avila was beaten and Tasered by Pomona cops just months before they shot him dead.Looks as if the murder and manslaughter charges against Fullerton police officers for the fatal beating of homeless man Kelly Thomas may have inspired the family of another officer-involved-shooting victim to challenge the actions of local law enforcement in nearby Pomona.Andres Avila, 26, a former student at Mt. San Antonio College, was gunned down on a Sunday morning in an alley outside the Super Inn on West Holt Avenue. According to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, who is now handling the investigation (along with the District Attorney), Avila and his girlfriend had spent the night of October 15 in his car, as she was sharing a hotel room with her family. When two officers approached the vehicle at 8:40 a.m. …… they claim Avila got out of the car and became violent. So they shot him dead.The victim was completely unarmed, according to Luis Carrillo, the attorney now representing his family in a lawsuit against the city of Pomona. Avila’s relatives are asking for “unlimited damages.” The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin outlines the allegations:In the claim Carrillo alleges police have made false statements about Avila, violated his Fourth Amendment right to be free from excessive force, and subjected him to false arrest, false imprisonment, battery, negligence, state civil rights violations and wrongful death.Avila’s own history with Pomona police may have put him on defense the morning he was shot. Strangely, he’s the same young man who filed a personnel complaint after friends videotaped him getting beat up by cops at a Fourth of July house party.Here are three videos of the beatdown we found on YouTube.

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