Cristobal and Elisa Guardado have issued the following statement in response to the hearing officer’s determination in the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner’s formal inquest into the death of their son, Andres Guardado.
“Justice Cooper has confirmed what we knew all along. We now call upon District Attorney Gascón to do what the Sheriff’s Department has not, and that is to take action and hold these deputies accountable for their criminal actions. Andres was a good person with his whole life ahead of him. That life was violently taken from him, and we suffer the consequences as his killers remain free. Our family will not rest until we have justice for Andres.”
The Guardado family is represented by attorneys Adam Shea, Spencer Lucas, Ryan Casey and Nicholas Yoka of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP.
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