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List of people killed by law enforcement in Northern California
by Mahtin ( themahtin [at] hotmail.com )
Sunday Oct 17th, 2004 2:09 PM
This is a list that the Stolen Lives Project in the Bay Area has compiled of people who were killed by police or other law enforcement in Northern California, from 2001-2004. I left some names out because I was unable to find more details about their deaths,a nd I am sure that there are others who have been killed. Please email me if you know of other people who were killed, or if you have corrections about any of these entries. We are also seeking longer entries that will go into the next edition of the book Stolen Lives: Killed by Law Enforcement
Jamil Wheatfall, 36 years old, Afro-American beaten to death by Oakland
police, 4/14/2001

Bruce Seward, 42 years old, shot and killed by BART police, 5/25/2001

Idriss Stelley, 23 years old, French-American shot to death by San
Francisco police, 6/13/2001

Fernando Aguilar-Garcia, 27 years old, shot and killed by Gilroy police,
9/11/2001

Ernesto Donald Smith, 65 years old, shot and killed by Martinez police,
9/30/2001

Michael Valdez, 41 years old, shot and killed by Richmond police, 11/23/2001

Richard Sharp, 53 years old, shot and killed by San Jose police, 12/23/2001

Pedro Calderon, 20 years old, shot and killed by Palo Alto police, 3/20/2002

Gregory Hooper, 37 years old, Afro-American man shot and killed by
off-duty San Francisco police. 2/2/2002

Richard Tims, 36 years old, Afro-American man, shot and killed by San
Francisco police, 3/15/2002

Unidentified man, shot and killed by Santa Clara police, 3/24/2002

Joshua Russell, 19 years old, Afro-American, shot and killed by Oakland
police, 3/27/2002

Rashan Hill, 18 years old, Afro-American, shot and killed by Oakland
police, 6/5/2002

Unidentified naked man, shot and killed by San Francisco police, 6/14/2002

Unidentified man, shot and killed by Vallejo police, 9/8/2002

Jihad Alim Akbar, 28 years old, shot and killed by San Francisco police,
10/09/2002

Fred Moraga, 38 years old, shot and killed by Burlingame police, 11/3/2002

Rick Escobedo, 39 years old, Chicano man brutally beaten and killed by
Redwood City Police, 11/17/2002

Gregory Lewis, 40 years old, beaten and killed by Hayward police, 11/28/2002

Michael Moll, 19 years old, Caucasian, shot and killed by San Francisco
Police, 2/19/2003

Homero Campos, 23 years old, shot and killed by San Jose police, 5/7/2003

Michael Vega, 25 years old, shot and killed by Concord police, 5/10/2003

Robert Freeman, 16 years old, killed by Richmond Police, 6/12/2003

Glennel Givens, African American man, 28 years old, killed by Berkeley
Police, 7/25/2003

Kevin Larson Smith, 27 years old. killed by Vallejo police on 8/2/2003

Glen Willis 47, Afro-American shot and killed by Oakland police on 8/7/2003

Cherie Wallace, Killed by police on 8/15/2003

Cary James Grimé, 47 year-old Caucasian man, beaten to death by Marin
County sheriffs department in San Rafael, CA on 8/17/2003

Terrance Mearis, 20 years old, African-American, killed by Oakland Police,
10/05/2003

Roland Tugade, 42 years old, shot and killed by Vallejo police on 10/19/2003

Deon Whitfield, 17, found hanged in his California Youth Authority (CYA)
cell On January 19th, 2004

Durrell Feaster, 18, found hanged in his California Youth Authority (CYA)
cell On January 19th, 2004

Roberto Lombana, 18, died after somehow ingesting a cleaning fluid in a
CYA Facility, January 12, 2004

Rudy Cardenas, Latino man, 43 years old, killed by a State Narcotics Agent
in San Jose, Calif 2/17/2004

Jaden Edward Soto, 34, was shot and killed by a California Highway Patrol officer in Sunol, 4/24/2004

Cammerin Boyd, African American man, 29 years old, killed by San Francisco
Police, 5/05/2004

Timothy Diaz, 32 years old, shot and killed by Vallejo police, 6/21/2004

Gustavus Rugley, 21 years old, shot and killed by San Francisco Police,
6/29/2004

Johnnie Nakao, 21 years old, shot and killed by San Jose Police on August
12th, 2004. He was the son of Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputy John
Nakao

Dyron Mandell Brewer, 24 year-old African-American male, found dead in his
cell at N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility (commonly known as
"Chad"), on 9/5/2004.

Zaim Bojcic, 40 year old male, Bosnian, concentration camp survivor;
tasered and then shot by the San Jose Police, 9/26/2004

Floyd Neamiah Strong, 23 year old male, shot by Vallejo police, 9/11/2004

Andrew Washington, 21, died in Vallejo police custody after foot chase and tasering, 9/15/2004. 2nd death in custody of Vallejo police that week.

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Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Mahtin
Sunday Oct 17th, 2004 2:31 PM
I also added this one to the database. He had been my housemate.

Michael David Roehl, a 38-year old homeless man from San Francisco, was killed by police in Orange, California, on March 21, 2003. Officers' reports of the incident varied- either Roehl was pointing a gun that later turned out to be a toy at them, or he refused to take his hands out of his pockets. Myky had been an amateur inventor and an activist with San Francisco Food Not Bombs. He is survived by friends, former housemates, and his cat.
Photo: http://www.indybay.org/uploads/9_myky.jpg
by Mahtin
Saturday Oct 30th, 2004 4:30 PM
I went into the list up above and corrected the date on which Gustavus Rugley was killed: 6/29/04, not 6/30/04. Thanks to his mother and his girlfriend for correcting that.
by Mahtin for Oct. 22nd
Thursday May 12th, 2005 12:39 AM
Bich Cau Tran, shot and killed by Chad Marshall SJPD on July 13, 2003, while standing in her house in the kitchen holding a vegetable peeler.

not quite sure how she didn't get included on the list we made last year.
by C
Thursday May 12th, 2005 1:00 AM
Relevant information. Now many were unjustified?
by 321
Thursday May 12th, 2005 7:30 AM
Police shouldnt exist so all of them are Murders.
by Steve Jones
Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 2:15 PM
Do you smoke crack????? This world would be like a scene from Mad Max.
by Steve Jones
Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 2:23 PM
Did you even see the picture of that "vegitable peeler?" We here in AMERICA call it a meat clever. A big metal hatchet for chopping through UUHHH meat. It was not what we AMERICANS use to peel vegitables. It was over 12 inches long with a 6 inch by 4 inch sharp heavy blade. You hold that over your head and walk towards me yelling and I would shot to.
by Nice list of criminals
Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 8:22 PM
Looks like the police were doing their job
by 321
Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 11:36 PM
No Steve I dont, do you smoke crack?
You didnt like Mad Max?
huh
by iris hale
( sbvallejo06 ) Monday Jan 9th, 2006 2:05 PM
the vallejo police killed my husband on father's day june 20.04 in front of our two oldest children. Tim took are two children ages 5-4 to the store not even a block away to get some milk for are baby and I never talked to him again. My daughter and my so are the only witness's to the murder.Tim's children miss him so much and we have four children all together. The police are guilty of this murder and I need some help to get justice. thank you iris hale