The family and friends of Michelle Cusseaux, who was killed by Sgt. Percy Dupra on August 14, 2014, are demanding that Dupra be terminated from the Phoenix Police Department.
Dupra did not follow the written policies and procedures of the Phoenix Police Department when he entered the home of Michelle Cusseaux and shot her in the chest, killing her. Dupra was found guilty of 7 violations of using excessive force, not following policies and procedures, and putting his coworkers in harm's way. He has been demoted and remains a member of the Phoenix Police Department.
Frances Garrett, Michelle's mother, said terminating Dupra would send the message to the community that "our voices have been heard and there is accountability for the actions that led to the death of my daughter. I understand that this does not undo the pain and loss he has caused me and my family, along with friends of Michelle, but it will send a strong message that police brutality, excessive force and misconduct will not be tolerated in the city of Phoenix and by the Phoenix Police Department."