Kern County Highest in Per Capita Officer-Involved Shootings
Kern County residents are demanding answers to a string of officer-involved shootings in this moving documentary produced by Mae Ryan and Grant Slater from Guardian.
Police officers in Kern County have killed "more people per capita than in any other American county in 2015."
Relatives of the victims have organized, holding protests in front of the Bakersfield Police Department, urging for more accountability and transparency in the form of body cameras and thorough homicide investigations. Hear from law enforcement officials who must make split-second decisions when their lives are threatened, and families who continue to grieve and fight for justice.
(Banner photo: Still from Guardian video)
Featuring Interviews With:
- Judy Edens, Jason Alderman’s mother
- Traci Alderman, Jason Alderman’s aunt
- Greg Williamson, Bakersfield Police Chief
- Jorge Ramirez, Jorge Ramirez’s father
- Nicole Ramirez, Jorge Ramirez’s sister
- Donny Youngblood, Kern County sheriff
- Carly Snow, Kern County Sheriff Deputy
- Jeremy Gregory, Kern County Senior Deputy
- Joseph Bianco, Bakersfield Police Captain