Patt Morrison for July 30, 2012

Protests in Anaheim: New calls for independent investigation of city police department

Protests Continue In Anaheim Against The Police Department's Recent Shootings

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A line of Orange County Police Officers block a freeway overpass leading to Disneyland during a protests to show outrage for the several recent officer involved shootings on July 29, 2012 in Anaheim, California. For the past week, protesters have clashed with police resulting in both property damage and many arrests.

Tensions between Latino residents and police are still on the rise in Anaheim. Today, Latino political advocacy group Presente.org is calling for a state investigation of the Anaheim Police. This demand comes as the city has already asked the Office of Independent Review from Los Angeles and the FBI to review six officer-involved shootings, including two fatal shootings a week ago.

Nine people were arrested yesterday as protesters banged drums and drew with chalk on the pavement at the Anaheim Police Station on Harbor Boulevard. Protests began on July 21st after Anaheim police officers shot and killed an apparently unarmed 25-year-old Latino man who police say was a suspected gang member.

Guests:

Roberto Lovato, Co-Founder and Strategist with Presente.org

Eric Carpenter, reporter, Orange County Register


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