The past 72 hours have been some of the most traumatic times we’ve had in Lancaster county in recent memory. We are all processing what has occurred and how we heal and move forward together as a community.
On Sunday afternoon, the Lancaster City Police Department sent a lone, armed police officer to meet Ricardo Munoz, who was suffering an acute mental health crisis, after his sister placed a non-emergency call concerned about his well-being and the well-being of her mother.
Arriving on the scene alone and unprepared to de-escalate the situation, the officer shot and killed Munoz after Munoz charged the officer with a knife.
This photo is of Taylor Enterline, staging a peaceful protest for racial justice in front of the Manheim Borough Police station this summer. A Lancaster judge just set her bail at one million dollars for participating as a medic in last night’s protests.
On Sunday, police arrested Taylor Enterline, Kathryn Patterson, and 6 other people during a demonstration against the police killing of Ricardo Munoz, a 27 year old Latino man who community members report was autistic.
Lancaster County District Attorney Heather Adams has leveled heavy charges against the demonstrators and Judge Bruce Roth set bail for each of the accused at $1 million each on Monday night.