Lancaster mayor calls for peace amid police-involved shooting protests

Lancaster mayor calls for peace amid police-involved shooting protests


Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace on Monday called for peace and extended condolences to the family of Ricardo Munoz, the knife-wielding man whose police-shooting death sparked unrest in the city.

“My heart breaks for Ricardo Munoz’s family and the devastation it brought our community,” Sorace said in a press briefing. “A life was lost and lives were forever changed, including the officer involved.”

The lawman was responding to a call for a domestic disturbance when Munoz, 27, burst from a home and charged at him, holding the blade aloft, according to police.

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The cop fired multiple times, killing Munoz, a move that triggered a night of sometimes violent protests in the city of 59,000.

“While the vast majority of the protests have been peaceful, last night’s events took a turn resulting in considerable damage,” Sorace said. “I want to be clear that there is no place for this in our community.

“Peaceful protest must prevail.”

Some demonstrators — whom Sorace

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