United state police officer kills a Nigerian man with a Taser
According to reportsChinedu Valentine Okobi, 36 years old father of one died shortly after been tased by an officer. The name of the office was not released and investigation is still pending.
Chinedu Okobi and his family lives in Redwood City, he was confronted by an officer because he was running in and out of the road traffic in El Camino Real community, Millbrae at the 1300 block. Police report says that a deputy got out of his vehicle to make contact with the diseased, but the diseased ( Chinedu) attacked the officer. Additional officer was called to the premises, they wrestled with him to get him down to be arrested and he was also tased by an officer during the struggle.
Chinedu died at the hospital shortly after being tased. The police report did not disclose the number of times they used a Taser on him. Chinedu was not armed at the time of his contact with police officers.
Chinedu’s sister mentioned that he was battling mental disease before the police killed him.
“Incident Date and Time: Location:
Type of Crime/Incident: Summary:
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at approximately 1:00 pm
1300 block of El Camino Real Millbrae, California
Officer Involved Critical Incident
On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, at approximately 1:00 pm, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office deputies contacted a male adult who was running in and out of traffic in the 1300 block of El Camino Real, in the City of Millbrae. The deputy exited his vehicle to contact the suspect and the suspect immediately assaulted the deputy. The deputy radioed for assistance. Additional law enforcement resources responded and the struggle continued with the deputies on scene. The suspect was taken into custody. The deputy who was assaulted was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for his injuries. The suspect was also transported to the hospital, where it was later learned that he died. Per the San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office and San Mateo County Coroner’s Office will be handling investigation of this incident. This incident did not involve gunfire.
Media inquiries should be directed to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office at 650-363-4636.
Release Date: October 3rd, 2018 Case #18-09733 “ – Police report.
Chinedu’s sister wrote an emotional post about him
“He was born the day before Valentine’s day, so close to the brother before him that people used to think they were twins. He had irresistibly chubby cheeks when he was a baby, which was unfortunate because he clearly found the resulting cheek pinching entirely beneath his dignity.
He was the last of we five, and my memories of him as a child all involve constant motion and extreme truth telling-from him barreling everywhere on extremely bowed legs, to that time, at three years old, when he solemnly informed our Sunday school teacher that he should chew some gum because he had bad breath (he was not wrong, and feedback is a gift).
When he graduated from Morehouse College, we were all so proud-he was smart, funny, hard-working, and incredibly kind, with an earnest streak that I found hilarious. He called me Little Big Sis, because he was 6 foot 3 and I am 5 foot 4 but still (always!) the bossy older sister.
He met a great girl, and they had a beautiful daughter, and I remember saying that I couldn’t believe that the kid whose diapers I had changed was now changing diapers of his own.
While he was studying for the GMAT, the voices started. We struggled for years to get him the right diagnosis and medications, and we were so proud of him for creating a good and kind life despite his struggles with mental health.
Last Wednesday, he was killed by police, in Millbrae, California. He was unarmed. He had committed no crime. So today, I helped my mother decide how to bury her son.
His name is now one of too many names.
Chinedu Valentine Okobi. He was a person. He was my little brother, he was a father, he was loved. Now he is gone, and our hearts are broken. “ – Chinedu ‘ sister .