|Death: ||Apr. 28, 2006|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
THANK YOU Donna Railsback-Braly for the picture of Alvin's marker.
Alvin was a friend of my friend June and her brothers Junior and Todd. They grew up together until him and his family moved away.
Alvin Faitasi Itula 5/1/1970 ~ 4/21/2006 Alvin Faitasi Itula passed away on April 21, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Ut. He was born on May 1, 1970 in Harbor City, CA to Itula and Sina Itula. Alvin loved his girlfriend, Penina & her kids, especially Ame. He loved to golf & hanging out with his friends. He also had a passion for music & singing. He loved his kids, nieces & nephews with all his heart! He is survived by his parents of American Samoa, Itula and Sina Itula, his brothers Alfred (Carol), and Taumailelei (Valila), his only sister Leilani Malaetele Itula Lemafa (Mathew), and nephew Xzavier (X-Man), and nieces Devyn, Epenesa and Mariya. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 28, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. At Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 S. Redwood Rd. with viewing Thursday, April 27, 2006 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Redwood Mortuary. Interment will be at Green Hills Cemetery, San Pedro, CA. Published in the Deseret News on 4/27/2006.
*Alvin did have run ins with the law on and off on several different occasions through out the years, but none the less he did not deserve to die like this.
His death may be linked to alleged Police Brutality. The Salt Lake City branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is calling for a "full investigation" into the death of Alvin who is Samoan. Alvin died after four Salt Lake City police officers wrestled him to the ground, hit him with clubs, pepper sprayed him, and shocked him with a Taser gun several times. The case has also sought attention by the FBI and the American Civil Liberties Union.
His wife said that Itula repeatedly told the officers he couldn't breathe. One officer responded, "Well if you're talking, you can breathe." Soon after, Itula stopped struggling an officer kneeled down to check his pulse and noticed that it was faint. The officers started CPR and called paramedics, who used a defibrillator on Itula before taking him to the hospital.
The four officers involved in the incident are on paid administrative leave while the case is investigated by the police department's internal affairs and homicide units, and the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office.
Green Hills Memorial Park
Rancho Palos Verdes
Los Angeles County
Plot: Ascension Slope, 188, D
Created by: Nique
Record added: May 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14144321
talofa oe' uso! remembering you always buddy rest in love uso!|
Added: Dec. 18, 2010
thinking of you|
Added: Nov. 23, 2010
heyy unk long tiime huhweo ii thought that siinceno one else writes u dat i wudyeaa we miss u a whole lot it willnever be the same with out u iits hardto say wat ii feel buh yeaa iff yerr upthere sayy hi to grandma for me k love yuh|
Added: Feb. 17, 2010
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