After a weekend of fatal officer-involved shootings and days of social unrest in the city, the national Latino political organization Presente.org, in conjunction with local community members, is demanding that State Attorney Kamala Harris launch a full investigation into the incident as well as the uptick in officer involved-shootings over the years that has prompted Mother's Day marches of grieving families in front of Disneyland.
The call goes above and beyond Mayor Tom Tait's statements
yesterday asking Harris' office to look into the circumstances
surrounding the initial shooting in the name of transparency.
“If it wasn't clear already, it is clear now that the Anaheim Police
Department is out of control,” reads the statement of Presente.org
“This police brutality needs to stop. “
shotgun. I could not believe that,” says Presente.org co-founder and strategist Roberto Lovato in reference to the civilian footage of the repression. “None of us are just going to stand by and watch this.”
“Anaheim can become a national symbol of how sick we are with respect to these atrocious acts perpetrated by police.”