By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — Protesters in Wilkinsburg demanded answers on Saturday in the death of Romir Talley, who was shot and killed by police in 2019. A smaller group continued their call for action on Sunday.
Around 20 people, including Talley’s mother, gathered outside the home of Wilkinsburg Police Chief Ophelia ‘Cookie’ Coleman.
They brought a list of questions and demanded answers and action.
Talley was shot by a Wilkinsburg Police officer more than eight months ago.
Kyna James read a list of the following questions being asked of Chief Coleman.
- “The questions Tasha Talley, Romir Talley’s mom, wants to ask Chief of Police of Wilkinsburg Cookie Coleman, are:
- “Did you receive any of the “right to knows,” written or emailed?”
- “Did Robert Gowans undergo a psychological evaluation that warranted his return back to work, and if yes, what were your findings?”
- “Who are you referring to when you called the youth ‘urban terrorists? Which we have proof of, we have it on video, it’s on video.”
- “Who were the other officers initially on the scene that night?”
- “How was Robert Gowans’ employment at Pitcairn Police Department terminated?”
- “Are you going to take accountability for how poorly this case was handled?”
- “Are you planning to resign?”
Earlier this month, Wilkinsburg council identified Robert Gowans as the officer that killed Talley.
Gowans was placed on leave after the shooting.