By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WILKINSBURG (KDKA) – The family of a Black man shot and killed by police in Wilkinsburg was in attendance at Wednesday night’s council meeting demanding answers and accountability.READ MORE: Driver Entrapped In Dump Truck Rollover Crash In Collier Township
Romir Talley’s mother was among those questioning councilmembers about her son’s death.
According to the Talley family’s attorney, this is the fourth time they have gone to a council meeting.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Nearly 70 Inmates And Staff At Allegheny County Jail Infected
Wilkinsburg’s mayor was not at the meeting.
“We’re here talking to the council and absolutely nothing has changed,” said Paul Jubas, the family’s attorney. “They haven’t done anything. They’re basically just saying ‘oh well, you need to go talk to the mayor, Marita Garrett.’ So, things are going to continue to get even more tense. It’s incredibly important this council starts taking action.”
The family wants Officer Robert Gowans to be fire and then charged with Talley’s death.MORE NEWS: 'We've Been Trying To Reach You:' Robocalls Soar During Pandemic, How To Avoid Them
Police allege that Talley Fired at officers first when he ran from them in December.