The family of the off-duty parole officer shot and killed by a Canandaigua police officer at the Pinnacle North Apartments is calling for Governor Cuomo to appoint a special prosecutor in the case. 48-year-old Sandy Guardiola died in what state police are calling an exchange of shots with Officer Scott Kadien back on October 4th, during a welfare check. In a press conference in Guardiola’s native New York City, her son, Andrew Ocasio, says her family wants the truth to come out:
Reverend Al Sharpton was on hand for the presser to support Guardiola’s family. He says race was a key factor in her death:
State police and the state parole department are already investigating the case, but Guardiola’s family says because Kadien serves as a part-time Wayne County Assistant District Attorney, any local investigation may not be impartial.