The Tragic Death of Francisco Serna: ‘The Police Shot My Father With Nine Bullets to His Body’

On Monday Night, Rogelio (Roy) Serna told Facebook what happened to Francisco Serna, Roy’s 73-year-old father who was killed by police in Bakersfield, California. According to Tuesday reports, the elderly Serna, who suffered from dementia, was unarmed. TIME Magazine reported this: “Authorities said Serna was unarmed when he was shot and killed. Serna’s family believe he had the crucifix with him at the time; they have not found it in the house since his death.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Roy Serna posted this on his Facebook:

You can follow more about this tragedy at #FranciscoSerna. And to say that Bakersfield does not have policing issues is an understatement. Last year, The Guardian reported that law enforcement officers in Kern County “killed more people per capita than any other county in the U.S.”

At a Tuesday press conference, this is what the Bakersfield police are saying about Serna’s death:

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