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Justice For Angella

Lois Bradshaw Asseraf
Lois Bradshaw Asseraf
162 Signatures Goal: 25,000

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputies Ryan Reza and Deputy Joshua Eley fatally shot Angella "Gorda" Falconi (24) on Jan. 8, 2013 in Lake Worth after a 911 call fromher husband Josef Orta (23).

According to police reports, Josef told the 911 operater that Angella had a knife and was threatening both himself and the couples 3 year old son. According to Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, when Deputies Renza and Eley arrived at the home, they stated that as Angella and Josef exited the home together,Angella had Josef by the shirt with one hand and a knife in the other. He continued to say that, according to deputies, Angella ignored their orders to drop the knifeand instead turned to her husband in an "apparent attempt" to stab him. That’s when the two deputies fired.

What they fail to tell you is that approximately 13 shots in allwere fired at Angella with 6 shots striking heraccording to Angella's Mother. Yet,oddly enough,not one shot hit Josef that she "had by the shirt". Records obtained by The Post show that Reza, who joined the Sheriff’s office in 2008, also fatally shot 23-year-old Jesus Barreto in Lake Worth in 2011. That case, similar to Angella's, started as a domestic disturbance. In both cases, the suspects fatally shot were wielding knives. According to Deputies, Barreto came out of an apartment armed with a knife and refused Deputies ordersto drop it, promptingone officerto fire his stun gun and Reza to fire his service revolver, according to the report.

Why is it that one Deputy saw fit to use his tazer and the other, his gun on someone with a knife? Police officers are trained to use equal force or enough to diffuse the situation. He had good enough aim to shoot her 6 times without hitting her husband. If he felt his gun was necessary, then why not shootto disarm,such as inthe leg, hand or shoulder? Why shoot to kill? It was unnecessary and unexcusable to use such force. Sheriff Rick Bradshaw had Angella convictedin the media before the Internal Affairs Department or the State Attorneys offices even had the opportunity to do a full investigation soley based on the word of the Deputies that shot her?

Anyone and everyone who knew and loved Angella would like a FULL investigation of the events and the officers involved. If not for Angella, for her 3 year old son who is now without a mother. Angella leaves behind many that loved and cared for her and are suffering deeply. All we ask for is the whole truth.

Please sign the petition to show your supportof a full investigation into thisunfortunate situation.

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  • Audrey Paisley
    Jan 09, 2015
    Jan 09, 2015
    Angella's death is another tragic example of police brutality, just one of the scores of people that are murdered by the police on a regular basis. She was a mother and in an abusive relationship. She didn't deserve to die, especially at the hands of the very people that were supposed to protect her.
  • Audrey Paisley
    Audrey Paisley United States, Lake Worth
    Jan 09, 2015
    Jan 09, 2015
    Angella's death is another tragic example of police brutality, just one of the scores of people that are murdered by the police on a regular basis. She was a mother and in an abusive relationship. She didn't deserve to die, especially at the hands of the very people that were supposed to protect her.
  • Judith Castro
    Judith Castro United States, Eugene
    Oct 24, 2014
    Oct 24, 2014
    Please investigate this tragic incidence.
  • Panagioti Tsolkas
    Panagioti Tsolkas United States, Lake Worth
    Oct 23, 2014
    Oct 23, 2014
    This looks like a terrible injustice which never should have happened. I used to be part of the Lake Worth Community Relations Board which was started to address community conflicts like this. As soon as we approached PBSO with inquiries regarding police abuse in 2011, they pressured the city to disband the board. I would like to see an effort to resume the work of that board, and Angella Falconi's case a clear example of why (Sadly, it is one among many.)
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