Assemblymember Kevin McCarty Releases Statement in Response to the District Attorney’s Decision of the Shooting of Joseph Mann

Friday, January 27, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) released the following statement in response to the District Attorney’s (D.A.) decision of the shooting of Joseph Mann:

“Like many Sacramentans who saw the video, I question the conclusion by the D.A. that police acted within reason in the shooting and killing of Joseph Mann.  For far too long, there has been distrust surrounding police shootings and the decisions by local D.A.’s that work closely with police officers.  This decision, coupled with the decision of Ezell Ford in Los Angeles, is yet another example of why we need an independent investigation for an officer involved shooting where a civilian is killed.  California needs a better process to investigate these incidents like the states of Wisconsin, New York, and Illinois.  Next week, I’m introducing common sense legislation to create an independent process to rebuild public trust between the police and the community.”

Kevin McCarty represents California’s 7th Assembly District, which include the cities and communities of Antelope, Elverta, North Highlands, Rio Linda, Sacramento and West Sacramento.