Erik Salgado's family opposes Oakland's plan to bring in more CHP

The family of a man who was shot and killed by California Highway Patrol officers last year in Oakland lashed out Monday at the city's plan to bring in more CHP officers to enforce traffic laws on city streets. 

"I'm confused on why the request was for more CHP presence, with blood already on their hands," said Amanda Blanco, sister of Erik Salgado.

Salgado's family and the non-profit group, the Anti Police-Terror Project, held a news conference to speak publicly about why they do not want Mayor Libby Schaaf to allow the CHP to help Oakland police.

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The Anti Police-Terror Project has been one of the most vocal supporters of defunding Oakland's police department.

CHP officers opened fire at Salgado and his pregnant girlfriend, Brianna Colombo, during a traffic stop in East Oakland last June. 

Salgado later died from his injuries and the unborn child also did not survive. 

"So we're here today to say no to CHP in Oakland," said Cat Brooks of the Anti Police-Terror Project. 

"This is not about safety," Brooks said. "This is not about increasing the safety of Oakland or Oaklanders. This is about the manipulation of the fear and the pain of communities of color."

Ben Wang of the Asian Prisoner Support Committee agreed, saying, "We don't want more police. We don't want more law enforcement. We want real solutions."