Pittsfield residents hold rally for Miguel Estrella
Today, residents in Pittsfield plan to honor Miguel Estrella.
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He was shot and killed in March by Pittsfield police during a mental health crisis.
Today marks the sixth month anniversary of his death, and residents are calling for change in how Pittsfield police respond to people in a mental health crisis.
According to our media partners at the Berkshire Eagle, a group called, Change for Miguel, plans to walk to park square in Pittsfield for a rally, demanding city officials listen to residents who feel over-policed.
Last month, the District Attorney’s office finished their investigation into the shooting and said the officers’ actions were justified.
And earlier this month, 5 out of 6 members of the Pittsfield police advisory board resigned after they were told they would not be able to review the result of an internal investigation into the deadly shooting.