Idriss Stelley Foundation, No More Stolen Lives!

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The Idriss Stelley Foundation (ISF) is a nonprofit organization created through the wrongful death settlement of the Irizarry vs. SF City & County and SFPD case, and its allocation to his mother Mesha Monge-Irizarry. Her only child, a 23 year old African American honor student, was killed by SFPD at the SF Sony Metreon Complex on June 12, 2001. Forty-eight shots were fired by nine officers, as “Brother E” stood alone, in an emptied movie theater, while experiencing a mental health crisis. Idriss Stelley’s case is at the root of the 40-hour mandatory SFPD Mental Health Training, ratified in SF in March 2002, and of the SF Police reform (Prop H, restructuring of the SF Police Commission), that won by a substantial margin on the November SF ballot of 2004, in spite of the SF Police Officer’s Association opposition and their exhorbitant financial backing to defeat the proposition.

Mesha opened…

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