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Danville Town Council Makes Statement Regarding Recent Police Shootings

by ECT

On Wednesday, the Danville Town Council issued the following statement after the Contra Costa County District Attorney announced charges in relationship to the officer involved shooting of Laudemer Arboledo and the release of the body cam shooting of Tyrell Wilson.

Statement from Danville Town Council

Since the Town of Danville incorporated in 1982, police services have been provided through a contract with the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office. This has been a positive relationship that has delivered a high level of service and helped strengthen relationships with the community.

We regret the two tragic incidents that resulted in the losses of both Laudemer Arboledo and Tyrell Wilson. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of these men.

We respect the decision of the District Attorney in her decision to file charges related to the shooting of Mr. Arboledo, following the two and one-half year review of the case.

Today’s release of the body camera footage related to the Tyrell Wilson shooting is essential, as the public has the right to know what happened both during and following the shooting. The videos can be viewed at the following link. They contain graphic content and language that may be disturbing and not appropriate for all viewers. https://youtu.be/J32OpuhBCFM

We continue to support full transparency in all matters related to both incidents. We understand the importance of trust in the relationship between our community and the police personnel who are here to serve them, and we are committed to creating a safe, equitable and inclusive community for all members of our community.

We also see the importance of finding ways to better serve individuals and their families that may be suffering from mental health challenges and are committed to being part of a process that identifies solutions that can incorporate immediate localized emergency response for individuals in mental health crisis. We will continue to advocate for such services at the state, county, and local level. Our hope is that moving forward from these incidents, we will be able to build to a better methodology in handling these issues within our community.

Mayor Renee Morgan
Vice Mayor Newell Arnerich
Councilmember David Fong
Councilmember Karen Stepper
Councilmember Robert Storer

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Pathetic Apr 22, 2021 - 5:34 am

Just another spineless City Council not supporting their police officers. Might as well hand them all BLM masks.

At this point, it sounds like this cop is guilty until proven innocent.

These Council Members are the kind of people that call cops at any paranoid sign of fear, I hope the officers take longer to show up when they are called.

Clifford Scott Apr 22, 2021 - 2:46 pm

Hey PATHETIC you are pathetic. I hope your kid, your grandson, or granddaughter, yourself, your wife, Your mom, whoever is your family member takes two steps towards an officer and gets their brains blown out as well.

Common Sense Apr 22, 2021 - 10:14 pm

The cop fired because suspect had a weapon to hurt or kill. End of story stupid!

michael a leiber Apr 26, 2021 - 4:50 pm

Dear Pathetic,
Where is your contact information. If we’re searching for an invertebrate I don’t think we need to look much further than Pathetic. Who’s with me! The Danville City council has provided all of their names at the end of the article. They didn’t leave their address’ and phone numbers but It would probably be easy enough to look them up in the local directory incase somebody had a compassionate and helpful suggestion to offer. At least they left us with that clue. But that would be asking too much. Pathetic just wants to scream and yell and call others names like he/she has an entitlement to bang away on the table with those two ham fists and correct others. A friendly suggestion for the council might be to do their due diligence and make sure there aren’t any trigger happy officers patrolling the sleepy neighborhoods.

Now back to why we are hear. I’d like to hear the officer tell us all why he even got out of his cruiser? Was it to save a mentally disturbed citizen from being hit by a car? That would be commendable. No. He was the law and no one was going to be “J” walking in his precinct. He could have just waited for more help. He could have just observed Tyrell to the sidewalk and used some deescalation techniques. HE COULD HAVE JUST BACKED UP! It was all happening in the middle of a very large intersection with no other pedestrians anywhere in sight. This officer had ZERO compassion for Tyrell. He saw Tyrell as wrong and bad and threatening in a walking away kind of way. He wasn’t there to help him. He was there to make him WRONG!

Two Wheeler Apr 22, 2021 - 8:18 am

Becton is politically grandstanding and completely unqualified to do the job of DA. Take another nap at your desk, Becton. The hardworking taxpayers demand you do you job.

Vera Zorich Apr 23, 2021 - 1:34 am

My parents live in Danville and they are totally disgusted with this city council.

michael a leiber Apr 26, 2021 - 4:54 pm

Dear Vera Zorich,
Please elaborate on your post. I’m not sure where upon the blue and red divid you are standing? Please enlighten us as to why mom and dad are “Totally Disgusted” with the Danville City Council. Thank you.

LoveableCurmudgeon Apr 23, 2021 - 4:03 am

Mr. Wilson appeared agitated and somewhat belligerent, then his arms spread and there was a knife in his right hand. At the point the officer fired, Mr. Wilson had not stepped toward the officer. Perhaps if the officer had continued talking another officer would have appeared and assisted in talking down Mr. Wilson and no one would be dead. You have to ask WHY the officer had his gun out to begin with. Seems he should hav had the taser out instead

Hey Koolaid! Apr 23, 2021 - 7:21 am

“Perhaps” the cops should have cooked him breakfast too? Get real!

michael a leiber Apr 26, 2021 - 5:07 pm

That would have been a very cool thing to start with. Get him something to eat and talk with him and figure out what kind of help he needs. No, Tyrell should not have been throwing rocks at cars from the overpass. That was bad. At the time of police contact Tyrell was walking diagonally through a very large intersection. He shouldn’t have been doing that either. At that moment who was he hurting. Potentially himself. That was all. That wasn’t a very logical location for a casual conversation. He’s an idea. Lets drive to where we think he is going to get on the sidewalk and go there.

michael a leiber Apr 26, 2021 - 5:09 pm

I meant to say: “Here’s an idea”

Ignorant Cumidgeon Apr 23, 2021 - 11:13 am

You are the problem! Too stupid to understand that you should just keep your ignorant opinions to yourself. Go back to whatever meaningless job you do and let the brave do theirs, without you and those like you barfing your opinions.
Please go away!

Grace Wilson Apr 23, 2021 - 4:01 pm

Hey LOVEABLE! Are you even remotely aware that many times the TASER might not work? Then what? Wait until the perpetrator rushes the cop and stabs him? Would that satisfy you? Honestly! I don’t know where this guy is coming from! You’d think he has lived long enough to learn something!

Don’t say you understand Apr 24, 2021 - 9:47 am

Tasers work 50% of the time and that’s at the best. I know any parent no matter what ethnicity would be pissed if their kids got a 50% in school. Would you trust a car or plane that is only guaranteed to work 50% of the time??? No you wouldn’t. People unfamiliar with the taser have this high level of ignorance and believe the taser is the answer to all the worlds problems. Until you have been a first responder, you’ll never understand a first responder. Not even a spouse can understand it completely. That guy not only chose to ignore the officers orders. He chose to pull a knife out, he chose to open said knife, he chose to threaten said officer, and he chose his death. That fool made several choices that led to his death. Stop blaming the officers who are merely doing their jobs.

michael a leiber Apr 26, 2021 - 5:24 pm

Dear Ignorant “Cumidgeon”? Not sure what that is. Regardless, could you please clarify who or what you are trying to throw shade on. Your post is just a bit confusing. Please define what you mean by The Problem. Also, I’d like to understand how his/her choice of occupations factors into your argument. Perhaps when you have drilled down and really focused what you are trying to say in your post I’ll be in a better position to understand your reference to “barfing”. If you are just trying to say that this person isn’t making any sense to you and thus “barfing” words on a page, well that I can understand. I just don’t want to misinterpret your thought process. Thanks

michael a leiber Apr 26, 2021 - 6:30 pm

Dear Grace and Don’t Say You Understand,
So I suppose the answer to the Taser Question would be to not carry them at all?! Why do law enforcement carry Tasers if they only work 50% of the time? I’m sorry but I would sooner keep a 50% reliability rated tool deployed properly in the correct circumstances when it offers a 100% guarantee that no one will die in situations where the “perp” has a 3″ pocket knife and not a GUN. I know that some people have had heart attacks from Tasers so you can’t say they are 100% non-lethal. But still. Come on. It is probably correct to assume that the average lay person does not know the stats for successful Taser deployments over a given time period. As for being a misunderstood first-responder, that can be said about any occupation. I don’t know what its like to be a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker. It’s not a matter of being “ignorant” of someone else’s work experiences but perhaps just naive. Everyone’s job is hard. Everyone’s job is stressful. That’s what the training is for. That’s what the title of PROFESSIONAL connotes. We hear this description given to many “First Responders”. I can be considered a PROFESSIONAL police officer in as little as 13 weeks. The Title is PROFESSIONAL Police Officer not PROFESSIONAL Executioner.

margaret vertin Apr 27, 2021 - 4:10 am

I support the officer. Ask all the people permanently impaired or dead from rocks being thrown off the overpass around 242. After 40 incidents, they finally caught the creep who has a long history of criminal activity.

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