Almost exactly a year after Long Beach police gunned down Doug Zerby
, his supporters are gathering for a rally.
On Dec. 12. 2010, officers shot Zerby, who they thought was armed, but was really just holding a hose nozzle.
ANSWER LA is asking people to show up in downtown Long Beach tomorrow morning to remember Zerby, but also to cry out for a culture change within the department.
"A year has gone by and nothing has changed. As a matter of fact, the fact that those officers are getting away with the murder has allowed other officers to carry on in a violent matter with impunity," says Doug Kauffman,
a spokesman for ANSWER LA.
People who want to protest should show up at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Lincoln Park, at the corner of West Broadway and Pacific Avenue, Kauffman says.