The family of Michael Barrera, a 30 year old Woodland man and a 2017 police homicide victim, will be gathering on the fourth year anniversary of his death at the hands of the Woodland PD.
Woodland, CA - A press conference will take place on Monday with the family of Michael Barrera to share details that have come to light regarding his death, while addressing the issue of police homicides on a statewide and national level.
Michael, a loving father, was killed on February 8, 2017 by multiple officers of the WPD, in a similar way to Mr. George Floyd, with his last words being “I can’t breathe.” Officials immediately released false narratives into the community and quickly justified his killing, without a proper investigation. He was an innocent man, stolen from his family by those who are supposed to protect and serve.
Voices of Strength, supporters and local activists will join the family to refocus on local efforts for justice and accountability while standing in solidarity with families impacted by police homicides from across the nation, many of which will be joining virtually.
Established in 2020, Voices of Strength (VOS) is a non-profit that supports and uplifts the voices of those impacted by police killings. Founded by Marissa Barrera, sister of Michael Barrera, it was created as a resource for the families who are often isolated after the loss of their loved ones, with little to no support. VOS hosts a weekly series that highlights a different victim with their family sharing their truths and experiences. (www.VoicesofStrength.info)