Newly released video of the September police shooting of Ruben Galindo shows the Charlotte man exiting his apartment with his hands raised above his head seconds before officers fatally shot him.
Between three and four seconds elapse from when Galindo appears at his doorway, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers begin to shout orders for him to drop his weapon, and Rueben is shot dead.
This is unacceptable. This is illegal. This is exactly what we've been afraid would happen. What the officers did was clearly criminal, and we demand that the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office file charges immediately against the officers. Sign the petition below to join us.
Now that the public has seen the horrific body cam footage and it is clear that the shooting of Ruben Galindo was unjustified, we demand that the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office file charges immediately against Courtney Suggs and David Guerra, the two CMPD officers involved in the shooting. This action deserves swift justice, not only for Mr. Galindo's family, but for the entire City of Charlotte.