CHANDLER, Ariz. -- The family of the man who died while being arrested by Chandler Police has spoken out.
Ralph Gamboa’s sister, Lisa Gambo, told 3TV that her brother was
healthy and not using drugs during Friday’s confrontation. She also said
the police have provided little answers to the family.
“I don’t think they did the right thing holding him down and doing
what they did to him. He fought I understand that. They should have did
something else,” said Lisa Gamboa.
Chandler Police attempted to arrest Ralph Gamboa on Friday for a
felony warrant. Officers and Gamboa eventually got into a physical
confrontation, which included the use of a Taser.
Gamboa became unresponsive during the altercation and was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Gamboa’s family has alleged that the police used excessive force.
“We did not use excessive force at all. In fact, this textbook per our policy,” said Chandler Police detective Seth Tyler.
All of the officers who were a part of the physical confrontation
were placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the