Friday hundreds of people from across the Green Bay area gathered to celebrate the life of Jonathon Tubby, the 26-year-old man who was shot by Green Bay police while in custody two weeks ago.
There was no shortage of good things to say about Tubby.
“He was fun loving an outgoing,” says one participant.
“He was so humble,” said another.
Remembering the precious memories of him is one reason hundreds of people came to City Deck.
“It’s really important for people in the community to be able to appropriately mourn the loss of a love one,” says Robin Tinnon, co-founder of Black Lives United.
Gabriel Black Elk of Native Lives Matter came from Minneapolis to support the Tubby family.
His brother was killed by police in Colorado during a suicide attempt.
He says killings like johnathon’s happen too often.
“The police need to be held accountable for killing Jonathon Tubby,” says Black Elk.
Reportedly the officer who fatally shot Tubby, Erik O’brien, is back on administrative duty.
Black Lives United are calling for his release from service and video from the sally port where Tubby was shot.
“There are people that we know that have been into that sally port, there have been multiple people on our Facebook page saying that they were convicted with evidence that came from video from the sally port,” says Tinnon. “So we know that there are cameras in the sally port we’re sure of that. What we can’t be sure of is whether that all those cameras were working.”
Tinnon says she wants to give the police department time to meet their demands.
But for now they want the community to heal.
“Black Lives United is all about belonging and connectedness and so any way that we can be here to support that happening in our community, we want to be here,” says Tinnon.
Tubby’s shooting is still under investigation by the Department of Justice, as police shootings have to be investigated by an outside entity.