Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Marnie Wroth on her son Branch Wroth and Susan Lamont on the jury award holding Rohnert Park Police Department accountable for Branch Wroth’s death at arrest, has been uploaded to web archive. The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM on Monday 7/22/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 7/24/19 at 11 AM.
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Jury Holds Rohnert Park Police Accountable in the Killing of Branch Wroth
- Marnie Wroth, Mother of Branch Wroth slain by Rohnert Park Police, Activist in Accountability of Law Enforcement in the case of Andy Lopez
- Susan Lamont, Activist in Accountability of Law Enforcement
Our Featured Guests
- 1. Marnie Wroth and 2. Susan Lamont talk about the federal civil trial in which Marnie and her husband Chris Wroth were plaintiffs whose rights were violated by the deliberate indifference of the Rohnert Park Police Department with lack of proper training of police officers involved in the arrest and killing of their son Branch Wroth who called 911 for help with a medical emergency due to adverse drug reacton. Susan Lamont witnessed with daily attendance at the trial and reports how the jury agreed with the parents of Branch Wroth and the evidence they presented, including police video cam recordings, to hold the Rohnert Park Police Department accountable with an award to the Wroths of $4 million. Marnie reminds us that her son was also a father and brother and friend of many and all of these relations were deeply hurt traumatized by the killing of Branch Wroth by the police. The Wroth family was represented by attorney Izaak Schwaiger. This is a tragic and heartfelt look into the need for better understanding and training on community health issues by the police and their 911 responses.
About our Guest: Marnie Wroth was a longtime activist and resident in Sonoma County, most recently in the effort to bring justice for Andy Lopez. She is the mother of Branch Wroth, who was killed by Rohnert Park Public Safety officers two years ago. In June, she and her husband Chris won their lawsuit against the City of Rohnert Park and were awarded $4 million. Marnie and Chris moved out of the county after their son’s death.
About our Guest: Susan Lamont is a writer, photographer, and landscape designer who is also an activist primarily around issues of law enforcement accountability, income inequality and peace. She was active at the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County for fifteen years, both as a board member and as Center Coordinator.
Federal jury awards $4 million to family of man in Rohnert Park suffocation death, Press Democrat, June 20, 2019 https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/9722699-181/federal-jury-awards-4-million
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Wednesday July 24, 2019, Sonoma County Democratic Club Monthly Dinner Meeting, 5:45 PM to 9 PM, featuring A Special Presentation of Readers Theatre to honor the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment by Congress: A Voice of Her Own Women’s Suffrage http://democlub.org/dinner
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