Jorge was a hardworking man, a loving husband, father, and son. Whenever someone was in need, he wanted to help. He enjoyed spending time with his family and barbecuing for us on the weekends.
He was at a friend’s house the night he was arrested, and had fallen asleep when sheriff’s deputies showed up enforcing the county’s emergency shelter-in-place order.
A witness says that sheriff’s deputies ended up on top of him. He suffered a broken neck, and a compressed spine. We believe he went over 26 hours in Hidalgo County jail without any medical attention until they finally transferred him to the hospital. Not in a ambulance but in a deputies car.
He went through a series of surgeries, and was in intensive care for over a month after the arrest. His doctor said he should have been put in a long term care facility. Jorge was undocumented and didn’t have insurance. He was sent home.
Jorge’s wife our mom(catalina), tia (Danielle) and myself (Katia) were constantly by his side. But we aren’t nurses and we were so scared that one mistake could take him from us. We struggled this way for over three months. He had to go back to the ER three times total since being released from the hospital. We don't understand why they wouldn’t give him the long-term care he needed. The last time Jorge ended up at the ER was his last. He was only 23 years old.
We want answers. We need support. We demand justice.
Please help with any donations you can toward medical bills, rent, financial support for my family, and legal fees so we may find justice for Jorge.
Mi hermano Jorge Gonzalez nunca más tendrá a su hijo en sus brazos por causa de la violencia policial. Jorge recibió un cuello roto por la policía del Departamento del Sherife de Hidalgo County en abril. Acaba de fallecer este mes después de meses de complicaciones médicas. Solo tenía 23 años y su niño de 1 año está apenas dando sus primeros pasos. Sus donaciones nos ayudarán con gastos funerarios, cuentas médicas, y otras necesidades mientras que mi familia buscamos justicia para Jorge. http://lupenet.org/justiceforjorgesign
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