According to a second autopsy report conducted by an independent pathologist, Mario Gonzalez died because of restraint asphyxiation after an altercation with three Alameda police officers.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (ACDAO) will not file criminal charges against the Alameda police officers involved in the altercation that led to the death of Mario Gonzalez.
Mario Gonzalez’s death in police custody spurs action
After listening to 38 speakers at a special meeting last Saturday and reading 50 pages of correspondence in the matter, the City Council approved all seven action items on the meeting agenda.
An independent report released Wednesday, May 4, cleared the three Alameda Police Department (APD) officers of any wrongdoing in the in-custody death of Mario Gonzalez in April of last year.
The mother of Mario Gonzalez filed a federal civil lawsuit against City of Alameda and the three Alameda police officers who he had an altercation with before his death last April.
The City of Alameda announced it is launching a pilot program that intends to change procedures when responding to calls for service involving individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.