Anaheim Police Allegedly Kill Another Man in Handcuffs During Protest of Saturday Shooting
Police in California killed another man this weekend, just one day after they shot a 24-year old man in an incident that led to a series of protests. Witnesses are saying that a man was handcuffed in the Guinida neighborhood of Anaheim, California and was shot dead.
The victim was Joel Acevedo, a resident of the city. Residents were trying to take pictures, but the flashing lights from police cars made it difficult to do so. The killing took place just a few blocks away from where the first person was killed.
Protests occurred this weekend in response to the police shooting of Manuel Diaz on Saturday. As a reaction to the death of Diaz, 200 people gathered in protest, storming the police department and chanting “no justice, no peace!” Police came to the protest in riot gear and fired tear gas into the crowd, along with rubber bullets.
Video footage shows women and children in the group of demonstrators running to get away from police fire. There is even video of a police dog getting loose and taking down one of the protestors.
“They just released the dog, and I had my baby and my stroller,” said Susan Lopez, a resident of the city.
Police are promising an investigation into the Diaz shooting.
“One officer located one of the males who fled…to the front of an apartment complex in the 700 block of North Anna Drive,” said Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department. “During that encounter, an officer-involved shooting occurred in which the male was injured.”
Diaz later died from his injuries at the hospital. Police are claiming that they have nothing to hide in the investigation.
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