One year ago, police responding to a call of domestic violence went to the wrong home and killed an innocent husband. Now, TFTP has just learned that the officers involved in the killing will not be charged.
The officers were brought to a grand jury by District Attorney John Champion who attempted to get them indicted on charges of homicide. However, the grand jury irresponsibly failed to return an indictment.
"The grand jury was given all of the evidence and they decided not to indict," Champion said. "From my perspective, the case is closed at this point."
"Everything about this is wrong. I am outraged. Shame, shame on the police department, shame on the DA. Mr. Champion, shame on you. You need to retire," Pastor Rolando Rostro, Lopez family advocate, said.
In July of 2017, Ismael Lopez and his wife were the only ones home when Ismael heard his dogs barking, so he took a look outside to see what was going on. Seconds later, he would be shot and killed by people who claim to protect society. Police had no right to be there and had gone to the wrong address.