ANAHEIM, California (KTLA 5) – KTLA News crew reported that a crowd of hundreds of people gathered in Anaheim on Wednesday night to protest against an off-duty LAPD Officer who had an altercation with a male teenager, at which time, the officer discharged his weapon. The incident was captured on a cellphone recording.
The protesting event took place in the neighborhood near Palais Road and Euclid Street.
Sergeant Daron Wyatt from Anaheim Police reported that twenty-four people were arrested during the protesting event and were charged with various crimes including failure to disperse, resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer.
The protesters also gathered around the Officer’s Anaheim home and even attempted to gain entry into the home. In addition, the protesters were damaging car windows and breaking windows at the home. They also broke the window of a police car, spray painted a garage door and damaged windows of residential homes and parked cars. The protest lasted for several hours.
Anaheim Police stated that there had been an ongoing issue where the teens had constantly been walking across the officer’s property and said that the 13 year old juvenile boy threatened to shoot the off-duty police officer. The boy and his parents, however, denied that the boy said that.
Both the 13 year-old boy and his 15 year-old friend both were taken into custody and later released. The officer was on administrative leave on Wednesday according to a statement from Los Angeles Police Department.
Anaheim Police posted the comments during last night’s incident: 11:41 pm “There is a large protest developing in the area of Euclid and Palais regarding yesterday’s Officer-Involved Shooting involving an off-duty LAPD officer. A Tactical Alert has been initiated. Avoid the area until further notice. Peaceful protests are perfectly acceptable, but acts of violence and vandalism will not be tolerated. The protest on Palais has been declared an unlawful assembly. The Anaheim Police Department Helicopter is giving dispersal orders from the air. Protestors who refuse to disperse will be subject to arrest.”
Sergeant Wyatt stated that the officer moved to detain the teen because he threatened to shoot the officer, and that “There will be a complete investigation that will be reviewed by the chief of police and the Board of Police Commissioners to determine whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD’s policies and procedures.”Eddie Elchahed Publisher..Sure we are with the Police..and The police is with the police…as we can’t cross the line…….You do not cross………………so what happened to that cop too…..to serve and protect……his retirement also……his criminal career also…..until next..oh he is white too…………….and she is not…..was that his car?…or his house?…….i can’t see that far? so when he go to sleep to think? about his and his……hah…oh you are the only one..who is ..and can