TRUE JUSTICE WOULD BE MELISSA ALIVE & STILL WITH US
ACT 4 SA condemns the actions of SAPD police officers, Sgt. Alfred Flores, Officer Eleazar Alejandro & Officer Nathaniel Villalobos in the murder of Melissa Perez. True justice would be having Melissa still with us.
We acknowledge the speed in which these officers have been charged, but let’s be honest- this senseless loss of life should never have occurred. True justice would have been responding to a community member having a mental health crisis in a compassionate manner. True justice would be Melissa still being here with us today.
These officers had been on the force ranging from 2-14 years (Flores being the senior). All are required to de-escalate according to SAPD policy, yet none acted accordingly. What kind of “training” is this? What type of “protection” is this? Why was the mental health unit not dispatched for this call?
SAPD acted with neglect, foolishness, and violence that resulted in an unforgivable end to Melissa’s life. We send our condolences to her loved ones and we are here to support and advocate in whatever way Melissa’s loved ones call for.