El Cajon shooting of Alfred Olango: Reverend calls NAACP leaders 'sellouts'

Posted at 5:46 PM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 20:46:04-04
SAN DIEGO -- A local reverend representing the interests of the family of a man shot and killed by El Cajon police had strong words for local NAACP leaders, calling them "sellouts."
Rev. Shane Harris, a pastor at City of Destiny Church and President of the San Diego Chapter of the National Action Network, said at a news conference late Friday he was shocked that video of the shooting was released before the district attorney met with family members.
Alfred Olango, 38, was shot and killed by an officer earlier this week while outside a strip mall restaurant near the intersection of Interstate 8 and State Route 67.
Since then, protests have erupted and there has been outcry from many in the community asking for the release of cell phone video shot by a witness and turned over to police.
The video was released to the public Friday afternoon. Rev. Harris said while the family of the man shot by police did want the video released, he didn't think the mayor and police had all the facts before doing so. He called local NAACP leaders "sellouts" for supporting the El Cajon Police Department without speaking to the family first.