FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alain Cisneros (Español)
VIDEO OF FAMILY BRUTALLY ATTACKED BY PASADENA POLICE
[HOUSTON, TX]On Friday May 6th at 10:00am at Pasadena Police Headquarters (1201 Davis St, Pasadena, TX 77506) The Cavazos Family and FIEL spokespeople will gather to speak out and release videos related to an incident that occured on Saturday April 30, 2022 where we can see a clear abuse of power by the Pasadena Police Department. Family Members, supporters and FIEL spokespeople will be available for comment. We will release full video tomorrow at 8:00am CST
The family demands the following
– A thorough investigation by the Harris County District Attorney’s office.
– That at the very least these officers at the very least be taken off street patrol immediately.
-That charges be brought upon these officers
-That charges be dropped against the Cavazos family
-That these officers are terminated
-That there is a formal apology by Pasadena PD issued for this incident
-That there is a commitment from Pasadena Leadership to put forward retraining and reforms so this never happens again..
These are the charges that were brought against the Cavazos Family.
Fernando Cruz – Misdemeanor (Hindering Apprehension, TX Penal Code 38.05) SPN01803327 Case # 240549101010
Bobby Cavazos- Misdemeanor (Resisting Arrest, TX Penal Code 38.03) SPN02797159 Case # 240549001010
Isaiah Cavazos- Misdemeanor (Resisting Arrest, TX Penal Code 38.03) SPN0341136 Case # 240549901010
"This is unacceptable. WE DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY from the Pasadena Police department. We need these cops off the streets immediately. Upon speaking to the family we know that whatever excuse these rogue cops may use at the end of the day we see a clear use of excess force. This family did not deserve this and we demand that thy be terminated immediately. We will stand by this family and use all the legal avenues to make sure these officers do not hurt other families." – Cesar Espinosa FIEL Executive Director
FIEL: Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle is an Immigrant Led Civil Rights Organization that advocates for just laws for all families, access to higher education for all people regardless of immigration status and for the rights of all people in unjust situations.