CPC organizes vigil for Alonzo Ashley
Ashley’s family held a vigil at the Denver Zoo Wednesday evening.
“It’s been horrific, it’s been a hurtful year for me, no closure,” Ashley’s brother Lendell Ashley said.
Lendell Ashley says he still misses his only brother and one year after his death, the pain hasn’t gone away.
“Hurtful, there’s been ups and downs, it’s been hurtful and very painful,” he said. “Hopefully something will come out during the trial and the (district attorney) will say we need to file charges, we need to file criminal charges, because no amount of money in this world that will replace my brother.”
The city attorney released a statement saying the city stands firm that the zoo and its officials, the city of Denver and police officers acted entirely appropriately in responding to the situation.
“We extend our continued sympathies to Alonzo Ashley’s family and loved ones on the anniversary of his death,” the statement said.
The district attorney did not file criminal charges in the case against the zoo security guard, the witnesses that got involved, or the eight Denver police officers.
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