Councilman "Huevon Huizar" too lazy to communicate with family of slain LAPD officer before exploiting Martinez Badge Issue for political gain
I am writing this letter [asking] that you and your campaign stop using the memory of my brother and his badge for your re-election campaign. Your actions and those of your campaign have been hurtful and most disrespectful to our family, since we have never recovered from David being killed. Your campaign has never contacted our family to talk about this matter, but just used David's precious memory to tarnish the Martinez campaign.
I have no vested interested in either campaign, so forth with this is not [to] make things better for either candidate, it was the right thing to do.
Mr. Martinez and myself met a few days ago to discuss this issue [in] great detail after he contacted me [requesting] a meeting to speak with me concerning the controversy regarding my brothers badge. After our meeting and much discussion with my family, it is clear that Mr. Martinez had no gains in having this badge.
He could not have any idea whom this badge belonged to, how could he have.
Our family wants a through investigation of the issues concerning the LAPD's mishandling of my brothers badge. Unlike the investigation in 2005 where there was no resolution or closure. We expect LAPD to investigate this matter and be honest about my brother's badge. Who booked the badge when my brother was shot?
Who took the badge evidence when it was supposedly given to our family? Why would they (LAPD) change the words "Policeman" to "Police Officer?" This takes away from the true badge David wore when he was killed. Why was their a "duplicate badge?" bearing the same numbers as David's badge. Why was I never allowed to wear David's badge when I came on the department in 1987? We never had these questions answered and expect an answer from the LAPD.
If you have any concern about our family, you could begin now by asking LAPD for a through investigation of this issue which they never did. In the meantime we hope that you will respect the wishes of our family and refrain from using my brother and his memory in any future campaign communications. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. I will give you my time just as I did for Mr. Martinez.
Scott Johnson in CD 14