Contra Costa DA acquits Richmond police in connection with the death of a man in a wristband
The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office has released Richmond police officers from criminal liability in the 2020 death of a man who was apprehended by four to five officers who were intercepted in a system called the WRAP device, then He was injected with a drug to calm him down.
Jose Luis López died in hospital on March 19, 2020, two days after medical personnel resuscitated him – he had stopped breathing while being carried by an ambulance while he was in the WRAP device. Police arrested him on March 17, 2020, after a clash inside a house in which he protested against his detention.
Issued by the Office of DA Diana Becton.
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