Pelosi Statement Calling for FBI Investigation into Police Killing of Sean Monterrosa

July 17, 2020
Press Release

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement joining Vallejo city officials to call for a Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the police killing of 22-year-old San Franciscan Sean Monterrosa:

“The police killing of Sean Monterrosa was a horrible act of brutality that continues to shake our Bay Area community.  Recent reports that key evidence in the investigation was destroyed are deeply disturbing and highlight the urgency and necessity of an outside, independent federal investigation.

“I join Sean’s family, Vallejo city officials and community members in calling for an FBI investigation into Sean’s murder, including into the destruction of essential evidence in this homicide case.  We must insist on justice and accountability to honor Sean’s life and the lives of all killed by police brutality in America.  Sean’s killing highlights the urgent need for the Senate to pass the House-passed George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which will fundamentally transform the culture of policing in America as it saves lives.

“May Sean’s memory be a source of strength to all as we seek justice in his name.  May it be a comfort to his family and loved ones that so many in our city mourn with and pray for them during this devastating time.”