Omar Abrego: I Don’t Know But I’ve Been Told…The Names

We’re not against the police.  We’re not against the police department, but we are against police who commit misconduct (and those who help to cover it up).

 

Omar Abrego was captured on cellphone video on the ground and bleeding after a violent confrontation with LAPD officers.

Omar Abrego was captured on cellphone video on the ground and bleeding after a violent confrontation with LAPD officers.

 

It’s been 26 days since Omar Abrego, 37, was pulled over by LAPD officers in front of his home in the 6900 block of Main Street in South L.A.  According to the LAPD, Abrego was pulled over for allegedly driving erratically, speeding and had almost hit a pedestrian.  He did not immediately pull over when signaled to by the police.

“After the vehicle stopped at 69th and Main, the suspect started to flee and the two supervisors caught the individual and an altercation ensued,” LAPD Commander Andrew Smith said. “As a result of that altercation … the suspect had a laceration and that’s one of the reasons they called the ambulance.”

The father of three died about 12 hours after the incident occurred which coincidentally was just four blocks from where Ezell Ford would be shot and killed nine days later.

Family members and witnesses told KTLA they saw officers beating Abrego.

From KTLA’s website

“They were beating him real bad, and he died of the wounds,” said Yair Abrego, the victim’s brother.

A witness who did not want to be identified said he saw officers strike Abrego’s face while he was down. Cellphone video from the scene appeared to show Abrego bleeding when he was on the ground.

“I witnessed the officer, the sergeant for LAPD, strike the individual twice in the face with his fist. Then officers arrived on the scene,” the witness said. “I saw a lot of blood on the suspect’s face.”

Another witness, who also wished to remain anonymous, added that police appeared to punch the man for about 10 minutes.

The witness also told KTLA that officers beat Abrego with a baton.

Despite pressure from the community, Chief Charlie Beck and the Los Angeles Police Department continue to refuse to name the officers involved.  I get that, but it’s been 26 days and the community deserves an answer to a very basic question.

I’ve been given the names of the officers allegedly involved. I hadn’t revealed that information up until now because I had hopes that the Department would do the right thing and tell the community in a timely manner.  I also didn’t want to create any additional victims in this situation by not giving the Department and the officer’s the opportunity to batten down the hatches.  You know, get their affairs and families in order.  An opportunity that Omar Abrego and his family was not afforded.

So…according to reliable sources, the officers allegedly involved in the August 2, 2014 altercation that led to the death of Omar Abrego are LAPD’s Newton Division gang unit supervisors Sergeant II Roberto Calderon (Serial No. 27569) and Sergeant Jeff Mares (Serial No. 31233).  They work directly under Newton Division Lieutenant Andrew Barboza and Captain Ed Prokop whose shenanigans we’ve discussed in previous articles.

 

The Court of Public Opinion

  • Fed up with you people

    This is why most cops are only going to stop law abiding citizens from now on. If someone runs, I’m not gonna do anything. Obviously they are running because police want to beat or kill them, not because they did something wrong. I am tired of being labelled by the media as the cause of the problems of society. South Central LA, call the Crips or Bloods to help you out. East LA, you can call 18th Street or MS. West side and the Valley, you have your local hoodlums, drop a dime to them. Good luck Los Angeles, you’ll need it.

  • PigStateNews

    At least 727 people have been killed by U.S. police since January 1, 2014.
    At least 1476 have been killed since May 1, 2013.
    At least 1087 were killed May 1, 2013 – May 1, 2014.
    https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice
    http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/another-much-higher-count-of-police-homicides/

  • gnomer

    yea thanks, hope all the pigs like you quit so we can have a SAFE community free of state-sponsored MURDER.

  • Citizen

    Lady, if the police weren’t around, you’d have a shit storm on your hands and begging for them to come back. It’s an easy concept really, don’t break the FUCKING law, and you’ll have no issues with the cops.

  • Nela

    So what your saying is, don’t break the law and you won’t have to worry about the police murdering you. Did this young man, father of 3 commit a capital offense? Does the law not apply to all individuals?

  • gnomer

    i sincerely wish it was that FUCKING simple but unfortunately you’re wrong. You can be beat or shot down by the pigs without breaking ANY laws. This is a known fact that you’re obviously ignorant of. In my community we protect each other from the police. Again, you don’t have to be breaking any laws in order to get fucked with by the pigs—they have arrested, beat, and/or killed plenty of individuals who hadn’t broken a single law.

  • Citizen

    I’m a minority, I’ve lived 32 years of my life without being harassed by the police, beat, or shot by them. I wonder why? Because I don’t break the fucking law, and I don’t associate with people who break the fucking law. I’ve managed to do it, why can’t you?

  • gnomer

    so just because something’s never happened to you or anyone you associate it doesn’t exist? get over yourself dude. lots and lots of people get harassed by pigs for no good reason. this isn’t my opinion, it’s a fact. you don’t have to be breaking laws to get fucked with. you’re an exception, not a rule so sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up.

  • Citizen

    I’ve been pulled over. I’ve been stopped by the cops before. But guess what? I don’t mouth off. I don’t reach for things in my pocket. I don’t run away from the cops, and I do what they say, and I don’t get my ass beat or shot. Simple as that. It’s common sense and simple instructions. Obviously that concept goes way over some people’s heads.

  • SurfPuppy619

    I guess you are special…and most likely a complete liar. Society is choked full of GED educated moron cops who have the brain power of circus chimps. That escalate situations needlessly ALL THE FUCKING TIME.

  • Citizen

    No I think the police are the ones who are dealing with moronic idiots that have no education, act like fucking animals, and can’t follow simple instructions. When you have the time, watch a clip on youtube by the great comedian Chris Rock, appropriately titled, “How not to get your ass beat by the police.” Should be a god damned national PSA for you ghetto hood rats.

  • Luis

    Very simple, if you do not want to die of a drug overdose, dont do drugs. I have no sympathy for DUI drivers while on drugs. The fact is, DUI drivers kill lots of people and all he had to do was stop and off to jail. You dont have to believe in natural selection for it to believe in you. You people need to quit making excuses and get a job.

  • Nela

    Ohhhhh Luis, if things in this life were only all that “very simple” as you say. Such as responding to the right thread for example. We are talking about the brown guy who was beat to death by police not the white DUI guy that was shot by the police. At least I think that’s what you’re referring to??????

  • SurfPuppy619

    I have seen it, it proves you circus chimp cops like you are as dumb as they come. Get an education moron, figure out 2+2=4, and try to spell cat without being spotted the c and the t, it will do you good.

  • Fed Up!

    Maybe we should hire you to protect the streets of LA?! Ignorance!

  • Fed Up w/ ignorant people!

    Get a job and contribute to society! Maybe we should have a purge and get rid of people that think like you and all the gang members, narcotics users and so on. Get rid of people that don’t contribute to society but except to help from the government!!!

  • FED UP

    YOUR A LOSER! LMAO!

  • Nela

    If we did decide to do away with all these gang members as you say, some of the officers you are so valiantly defending would be included in that group because make no mistake about it, there are gangs within the department.

  • Hazuki2014

    Law abiding productive citizens by no means get harassed, beaten, and killed by the police on a regular basis. This is a fact. Innocent law abiding productive citizens getting harassed or even harmed/killed by police is definitely the exception, and is so rare it does not even merit discussion. So I suggest you sit your stupid ass down and shut your cockhole, as you have no factual basis for your comments. Actually take your worthless ass into the kitchen and make some Menudo first.

  • Hazuki2014

    2 plus 2 equals 4? Thank you for your wise words of wisdom. Circus chimps are much better animals than the scumbag criminal retards like yourself who pin all their troubles on the “man” and any type of authority.

  • SurfPuppy619

    LOL..so said the GED cop with the brain power of a circus chimp. Go home junior, this conversation is for the big kids.

  • gnomer

    go fuck yourself you racist troll

  • gnomer

    maybe we shouldn’t listen to assholes like you with half-baked ideas.

  • SurfPuppy619

    Oh, another GED cop using words 5 pay grades over his intelligence!

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