Justice for Mario & Gonzalez family

Update as of 04/27
Our family was able to finally see the bodycam footage that Alameda police finally released to the public on 04/27/21.  Our fight for justice remains re-affirmed after what we witnessed.  Continue to hold us in your prayers and stand in solidarity with us and all the families whose loved ones have been killed by police. 

On the morning of April 19th, Alameda Police killed our beloved Mario.

Mario was only 26-year-old when they killed him.  He leaves behind four-year-old little Mario who will now grow up without his father in his life.  Mario was also a caring big brother to Efrain and Jerry.  Mario was the principal caretaker of his mom and Efrain who has autism.  He had his whole life ahead of him and they robbed him from his family and community.

 APD released a statement saying that Mario suffered a medical emergency while in their custody, but Mario was healthy and suffered no medical conditions. APD has refused to provide any information on what actually occurred that morning, including denying us access to see Mario’s body to conduct our own investigation. Our mom has not seen her son, a horrible pain no mother should ever go through.  

Our demands:

A thorough and unbiased criminal investigation into the murder of Mario Gonzalez
A complete and unbiased investigation of the police officers and the APD's policies, training, and supervision of these officers
Release the records and the names of the officers involved as required by California law SB 1421
We want citizen-led alternatives to police for crises response 

Mario was not a violent person. Mario was kind. He helped my mom take care of our brother. He wouldn’t hurt anyone. Our family needs answers.

 IG: justice4mariogonzalez

We are raising funds for the following expenses: 

- 529 Plan for little Mario to attend college ($25,000) 
- Funeral cost associated with laying Mario to rest 
- Provide adequate care for Efrain, who has autism, for the following 5 months 
- Support with some living cost/bills while Mario’s mom and Jerry fight for Justice
- Support for Little Mario and his mom during the next 6 months

  • Gretchen A Hoff Varner 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Victoria Sedlack 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 4 mos
  • Sarah Dillon 
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 4 mos
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Fundraising team (4)

Gerardo Gonzalez 
Raised $9,977 from 81 donations
Oakland, CA
Rebecca Ruiz 
Team member
Raised $3,412 from 14 donations
Robert Campbell 
Team member
Raised $1,800 from 18 donations
Barni Qaasim 
Team member
Raised $715 from 17 donations
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