According to activists on the ground in El Cajon, the police department informed media that it was aware its officers were responding to a “5150” call when Alfred Olango was killed. The name of the police officer who killed Olango has not been released.
A “5150” call is defined as:
When a person, as a result of a mental disorder, is a danger to himself/herself or others or is gravely disabled, a peace officer, a member of the attending staff, or another professional person designated by the county may with probable cause take the person into custody and place him or her in a facility for a 72-hour treatment and evaluation.
This information appears to be confirmed by police scanner audio shared by United Against Police Terror—San Diego Copwatch & Campaign for Justice. Calls to the El Cajon Police Department to confirm the authenticity of the audio have not been returned. (theroot.com – Kristin West Savalli) Click here to read the full story!
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