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El Cajon, California For a additional after night, protesters aggregate Wednesday in El Cajon, California, captivation signs and ambitious accountability afterward an officer-involved cutting of an caught atramentous man. Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, pulled a vape smoker accessory from his abridged and acicular it at badge afore one administrator fatally attempt him and addition absolved a Taser, El Cajon Badge said.His afterlife set off demonstrations in the San Diego suburb as activists accepted that authorities absolution video of the shooting. They additionally appetite a federal delving into Olango s death. Some protesters threw baptize bottles at badge while others aggregate in the artery and parking lot breadth the cutting happened. Many captivated signs adage black lives matter as badge cutting helmets with bouncer looked on. They don t feel heard Police accept appear little advice except for a still photograph assuming Olango in what authorities declared as a shooting stance, adverse off with the two admiral in a parking lot. By Wednesday evening, badge articular the article as a the vaping device. The character of one of the admiral was appear as Richard Gonsalves, a 21-year adept of the force. In a account conference, Mayor Bill Wells did not analyze the additional officer, except to say he was additionally a 21-year adept of the force.Wells said he accepted the annoyance of demonstrators, who blocked a freeway avenue for a aeon of time on Wednesday. The protests were angry and loud but peaceful, he said. It s their Aboriginal Amendment right, he said. I accept that they don t feel heard. I accept that they re absent added information. Wells said he had apparent the video and that it afflicted him. But he alleged for backbone as the analysis runs its course. I saw a man who was distraught, a man who was acting in means that looked like he was in abundant pain, and I saw him get gunned bottomward and dead and it bankrupt my heart, he said. If it was my son, I would be devastated. Not acting like himselfOn Tuesday afternoon, El Cajon Badge responded to a 911 alarm advertisement an atramentous man in his 30s who was behaving erratically abaft a restaurant at the Broadway Village Shopping Center, Lt. Rob Ransweiler said.According to the call, the man was not acting like himself and had been walking in traffic, endangering himself and motorists, Badge Arch Jeff Davis said.The woman calling 911 claimed to be the man s sister and told the bagman that he was mentally ill and unarmed, Davis said. Board accept not been able to affirm whether the addition was the man s sister, he said. We approved to get her to allocution to us. As you can understand, she was upset. She was not allied with us, the arch said, allurement the woman to appear advanced to allege with investigators. Admiral did not acknowledge to the aboriginal 911 alarm for 50 account because it did booty us that continued to bright admiral to get out there, Davis said. Once they arrived, Olango kept his easily buried in his pockets while pacing aback and forth. As a additional administrator able a Taser, the man rapidly drew an object, placed both easily on it like you would be captivation a firearm, Davis said. One administrator accursed his gun at Olango, while a additional administrator absolved his Taser, he said. Both are on three-day authoritative leave.El Cajon Police s assassination assemblage will investigate the shooting, and the commune attorney s appointment will analysis it, Davis said. Asked if he should argue an alfresco bureau to investigate the incident, the badge arch said, I assurance my investigators. I assurance the system. I assurance the protocol, the commune attorney s appointment and the FBI. No assurance in prosecutors to investigate policeSuch assurances accept done little assure the community.The Rev. Shane Harris, admiral of the San Diego affiliate of the National Action Network, alleged the accommodation to absolution the photo cowardly. Harris, who said he had announced to Olango s family, was one of several speakers acclamation reporters in advanced of the El Cajon Badge headquarters. We do not assurance bounded prosecutors to investigate bounded police, he said, answer the family s admiration for a federal investigation. Harris questioned how badge could absolution such a acutely anathema photo while purporting to accompany all the facts and abnegation to absolution video from assemblage and those at a adjacent restaurant. We don t appetite to see a still account of him pointing article that is not gun, added Bishop Cornelius Bowser of the Charity Apostolic Church. …The best way to move advanced appropriate now is through transparency. Citing a countywide agreement pertaining to officer-involved shootings, Davis said Tuesday he was alone afterward guidelines in not authoritative the video public. His administration appear the photo to adverse disinformation, he said.What we know, and what we don t This (video) is advised evidence, and until it is accounted otherwise, it will be beneath the ascendancy of the commune attorney s office, he said. They dead my brother In the after-effects of the cutting and Olango s death, Rumbie Mubaiwa began filming the breadth on Facebook Live. In the video, a addled woman said she alleged 911 to get advice for the man she said was her brother. She declared him as sick. Several badge were at the scene. One interviewed a attestant and two put up chicken badge tape. Several admiral could be apparent congregating in the accomplishments as the sister sat on a bedrock as she wailed. You guys dead my brother in advanced of me, she cried, as Mubaiwa annal the scene. Why couldn t you guys Tase him? Why? Why? Why? Why? Police accept not accepted whether the woman in the Facebook Live footage was Olango s sister. Christoper Rice-Wilson, the administrator of borough assurance for Alliance San Diego, told reporters Wednesday that ancestors associates requested aloofness while they ache and would accomplish statements at some point in the future. s Paul Vercammen appear from El Cajon, and Eliott C. McLaughlin and Max Blau wrote from Atlanta. s Amanda Watts, Jason Hanna, Dottie Evans and Sheena Jones contributed to this report.