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Martinez Family to Hold Protest Against Downey Police Shooting of Their Unarmed Son (tags)
Seven months ago a videotape captured Gonzalo Martinez's encounter with the Downey police. The tape ended as police fired with handguns and a machine gun, killing Martinez, 26, and spraying shots through a residential neighborhood. Martinez had his hands in the air and was unarmed. For the last seven months, the Martinez family has led protests outside Downey City Hall. The FBI and the Los Angeles County district attorney's office are investigating but no charges against any police officers have been filed.
Downey: Protests of police shooting (tags)
But on Feb. 15, 2001 he was shot dead after being pulled over for a traffic violation by Downey, Calif., police.