Late Friday night, neighbors heard gunshots near the scene of what seemed to be a common traffic stop. Now they are demanding answers from police who have so far refused to explain what happened when an officer shot an unarmed 25-year-old woman.
Salem, Oregon Police are saying only that an officer stopped Jacklynn Ford, 25, just after 10 p.m. on Friday.
Ford then allegedly ran away from the officer and without any explanation given thus far, the officer opened fire on her.
“I heard three gunshots and a scream,” a neighbor who lives near the park said, on the condition of anonymity.
Now, after days, Salem Police are claiming that they found a gun in the park that they “think” belonged to Ford.
All of this has led to the Oregon State Police opening their own investigation. But Ford’s family said they are not waiting for the official results.
“I’m not laying down on this,” her aunt, Marci posted on Facebook. “My niece is going to get her justice.”
Also posting on Facebook about the killing, Ford’s mother wrote: “My heart feels like its broke (sic). I miss my daughter and just want to hold her.”
It may be some time before there are answers that the Oregon State Police, or Salem Police Department are willing to give on this killing. In the meantime SPREAD THE WORD and hold the police accountable!
(Article by M.B. David)