Sunday, July 22, 2012

2 officers placed on leave after fatal shooting in Anaheim, CA to pander to the Illegal Beaners rioting there

Two Anaheim police officers have been placed on paid leave following the fatal shooting of a man that has outraged residents of the Orange County city.

Police Chief John Welter announced the move at a news conference Sunday, where he and Mayor Tom Tait promised a full investigation into the incident, according to the The Orange County Register. The Orange County district attorney's office is handling the inquiry, Welter said, but Tait said he would also ask the state attorney general's office to assist.

"I’m asking for a full investigation," Tait said, according to the newspaper. "Transparency is essential. Whatever the truth is, we will own it."

Tensions were high after Saturday's shooting, which resulted in the death of a man identified by family as 24-year-old Manuel Diaz, the newspaper reported. Authorities have not confirmed the victim's identity.

Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn told The Times the incident began Saturday when two patrol officers tried to approach three men in an alley in the 600 block of North Anna Drive about 4 p.m.

Welter said at the news conference the officers saw a man leaning against a vehicle talking to two men and considered the activity "suspicious," the Register reported. The officers approached the vehicle, which drove off.

Police then chased the man on foot, who Welter said threw "unidentified objects onto rooftops as he ran," the newspaper said. What led to the shooting, which occurred about 4 p.m. in the 700 block of North Anna, was not revealed.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he died about 7 p.m., authorities said.

Police remained at the scene to investigate the shooting throughout the evening, Dunn said, and were encircled by a group of people who began throwing things, including bottles and possibly rocks, at the officers. At one point, the crowd also pushed a dumpster holding burning trash toward police, reports said.
Officers used non-lethal rounds and pepper balls to control the crowd, Dunn said. A police dog also got free from an officer's car and charged at several people before it was pulled back, he added.

The incident sparked outcry from residents already frustrated with a series of officer-involved shootings.

Last month, city officials announced that an independent review would be conducted into what were described as "major police incidents," the Register reported. The inquiry came on the heels of weekly protests outside the police station, led by relatives of those killed in officer-involved shootings.

Before Saturday's incident, the most two recent fatal shootings involving Anaheim police were in January, the newspaper said.

Protesters descended upon the police station again Sunday, chanting "No justice, no peace" and holding signs that read "Justice for Manuel," the Orange County Register reported. At one point shortly before the news conference was scheduled to begin, a group stormed the lobby of the building.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like it's common when LEO involved in fatal shooting.

Anonymous said...

No justice, no peace? Fuck these assholes, Rest in Peace, dead fools.

I Voted For Obama said...

Pepper Balls voted for Obama.

Anonymous said...

Hey assholes just dont go fuck up disnleyland...I'm sure theres a lot more to this story...

Anonymous said...

The Police Are NOT Taught To Be Bi-Lingual. When is the State of California going to pay for Bi-Lingual Teachings so that the "New Undocumented Visitors" can understand the Police better?

Anonymous said...

How come they are not outraged about the crime going on in their city or the lil bastards running from the police?! Why dont we riot about that...riot against the criminals burn all their shit down

Anonymous said...

"No justice, no peace"

Now that's something I can get behind. Until all illegals are deported back to the third world shitholes they came from... No Peace!

Anonymous said...

We are sending a large shipoment of "Blinders" for all the officers working in Anaheim. Fuck doing real police work. What the fuck kind of a name is Mayor "Tom Tait"? Sounds like something that wandered out of Disneyland at three in the morning.

Anonymous said...

Man, they got their Trayvon. Coast to coast bullshit! And drop that non lethal shit too, that's for pussies.

I Voted For Obama said...

Mayor Tom Taint voted for Obama.

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