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Police Kill 73yo Unarmed Grandpa with Dementia Then Lied About Him Having a Gun

Bakersfield, CA — At 12:30 am on Monday morning, Bakersfield police shot and killed 73-year-old Francisco Serna as he stood in his driveway. Immediately following the shooting, police released details noting that Serna was killed for ‘brandishing a gun.’ However, early Tuesday morning, we’ve now learned that there was never a gun and police fabricated that vital piece of information.

When police arrived on scene, they fired multiple shots at Serna, hitting and killing him.

According to Serna’s family, he was in the beginning stages of dementia and occasionally experienced delusions. Serna’s oldest son told the LA Times that Serna had difficulty sleeping and frequently went on late-night walks to tire himself out before bed.

Police were called to his home at least two times before because Serna had accidentally activated his medical alarm, Rogelia Serna said. However, those incidents were resolved without the need for any violence or charges.

Bakersfield police Sgt. Gary Carruesco did not confirm if police had ever responded to Serna’s residence before.

Police are remaining tight-lipped in this incident releasing very few details, including the actual reason for the call. It is not known whether police were responding to the medical alarm or not as the Bakersfield police have changed their story about the gun.

Originally, police claimed that the call was prompted by a report of a man with a firearm. However, much to the police department’s chagrin, investigators canvased the area and found no such weapon.

When police initially claimed Serna brandished a firearm, his family was quick to negate this falsehood.

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“My dad did not own a gun. He was a 73-year-old retired grandpa, just living life,” Rogelio Serna said. “He should have been surrounded by family at old age, not surrounded by bullets.”

Police also searched inside Serna’s home and found no evidence of a firearm.

The LA Times reported that when police arrived, a witness pointed to a man in the driveway of a residence. An officer fired several rounds at the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

However, this detail suggests no reason for the officer to have discharged his weapon a whopping 9 times, according to the family.

Bakersfield police have been hinting at the implementation of body cameras for well over a year now. However, they have yet to make the purchase, because they say the cost is too high. Aside from the high cost it also makes it easier to exonerate cops who kill mentally ill grandpas in the middle of the night.

The officer who killed this innocent grandpa is now on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Bakersfield police also have a tainted and violent history.

In November 2014, 22-year-old Ramiro James Villegas, who went by the name James De La Rosa, was killed by jumpy police in Bakersfield after allegedly “reaching for his waistband.” He was unarmed.

In June of this year, video surfaced of multiple Bakersfield Police Department officers using batons and tasers to bring down a mentally ill man for the heinous crime of jaywalking. For crossing the road in a manner unfit for the police state, an unarmed mentally ill man who had harmed no one was hospitalized after being severely beaten by cops — who were ruled justified in their actions for enforcing jaywalking laws.

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In October of this year, a high school student filed a lawsuit claiming a Bakersfield school police officer tasered him twice for being late to class after having an anxiety attack.

Tyson Reed and his mother, Linda Reed, sued Kern High School District, KHSD Officer Luis Pena, and teacher Brett Bonetti on Sept. 22 in Kern County Superior Court, alleging disability discrimination and civil rights violations.

And the list goes on.

Francisco Serna is a retired father of five children and beloved grandpa and because of trigger happy police, his life was stolen.

On Monday night, Serna’s son Roy broadcast on Facebook live decrying the police killing his dad. “We want the truth to be told,” said Roy. “My father was murdered by Bakersfield Police Department.”

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. and now on Steemit
  • James Latham

    Another murder and another cop who will be protected by his department. Not ISIS people should fear it’s our criminal thugs in blue.

  • David Hall

    POS trigger happy killers. This shit has to stop now! WTF is the matter with nearly a million killers turned loose to kill & maim people of this Country. The biggest gang in America, thus in blue. TIB….

  • LawrenceNeal

    He was shot at a distance for being pointed out. Just defies belief.

  • Liz O’neill

    until the civilian population in America stand up to be counted, the only thing they will be counting is the bodies piling up in the streets. they should be crashing the website of any police chief or mayor, any pubic defender or state governor who let cops keep getting away with this, quit bitching online, and bitch where it will do some good, americans seem to forget, they voted these people into office, they can vote them back out.

  • PatrickHenry

    Uh we haeve investi gated oua selves and uh haeve deter mined we uh did nothing wrong.

  • Ed

    The new baby boom is gonna start! Some Parents will have baby’s and designate one of them to get hot by police so they can retire!

  • oldblack2

    So the police feared this senior citizen who was frail and demented , if they are that scared they need to get a job selling shoes.

  • Ibcamn

    so the cops murdered the old man in his doorway[just standing there]for no reason….just killed him in cold blood eh…people ive said it before,cops are murderers,rapists,theives and pedophiles…..these cops kill in cold blood,im guessing just for the thrill this time around,or they all wanted a paid vacation and a promotion,so they picked some defenseless 73 year old man and murdered him…fucking cops,they are indeed criminals…………..

  • Vincent D’Emidio

    Isn’t that just like a typical PIG? They shoot first, and ask questions later. Oink, oink!

  • billdeserthills

    I find it hard to believe that a camera set up for the cops costs more than killing innocent citizens