The family of a parole officer is demanding answers — and Rev. Al Sharpton has gotten involved as well.
The Guardiola family want to know what happened to Sandra Guardiola, and they say a state police investigation isn’t enough to find out. They want Governor Cuomo and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to get involved.
“I just lost it, I couldn’t believe that she was taken away from us,” says Anthony Ocasio, Guardiola’s son. He and his sister, Alyssa Ocasio, are struggling to understand what happened.
“My grief and pain turned quickly to anger, because she devoted her life to a force, to a job that failed her,” Alyssa says.
On October 4th, Sergeant Scott Kaiden of the Canandaigua Police Department entered Guardiola’s apartment for a wellness check that ended in death. According to the New York State Police, Guardiola displayed a weapon, and fired at Sgt. Kaiden after he told her “No, Sandy, don’t.”
That’s when State Police say Kaiden fired back three times. Johnathan Moore, the attorney for Guardiola’s family, says he doesn’t buy it:
“Where is the analysis of the gun to show there were prints on it to show if it was shot? Where is the testing of her clothes to see if there was gunshot residue?”