Anaheim Police Shooting Stirs Near-Riot Outside of Police Headquarters

An Anaheim officer-involved shooting that left an unarmed man dead in Anaheim, Calif. stirred anger for two nights over the weekend. Two officers have been placed on paid leave, and the local district attorney’s office is investigating.

A police shooting victim, 25-year-old Manuel Angel Diaz of Santa Ana, was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 7 p.m. Saturday after being shot in the alley a few blocks northeast of downtown Anaheim.

Police say they have been taking weapons out of the neighborhood, which is a known gang neighborhood.

On Saturday, as demonstrators gathered at the scene of the shooting, Anaheim officers fired bean bags and pepper spray into a crowd of protestors. Police said the move was in response to “some known gang members” who had begun throwing bottles and rocks at officers.

A K-9 police dog accidentally escaped from an officer’s vehicle and rushed into the crowd, biting demonstrators in an attack caught on video.

Escaped K-9 attack and talk of non-lethal shots fired at crowd.




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