Nice work if you can get it: in September of last year, OC Human Relations CEO/Executive Director Rusty Kennedy wrote an email to Anaheim Police Department Chief John Welter about invoicing their Police Community Reconciliation Program for the year to the previously agreed-upon amount of $5,000. Kennedy then noted the chief's desire to pay for […]
Anaheim Police Chief John Welter
The issue of assessing models for a potential police oversight commission was on the agenda during last night's meeting of the Anaheim city council. An impromptu encounter between former council candidate Duane Roberts and Anaheim Police Chief John Welter in the chamber lobby was not. It was there that the chief confronted the longtime activist, […]
The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) has concluded there is to be no "criminal culpability" in the fatal officer-involved shooting of 21-year-old Martin Angel Hernandez on March 6, 2012 in Anaheim, and that "there is substantial evidence" that the officer involved "acted reasonably under the circumstances when he shot and killed Martin Hernandez." A letter […]
The deadly officer-involved shooting of 22 year-old Marcel Ceja in Anaheim on November 4, 2011 has been ruled “reasonable and justified” by the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA). A letter dated yesterday and addressed to Anaheim Police Chief John Welter detailed the findings of the eight-page report. The conclusion of there being no “criminal culpability” […]
[UPDATED with City Manager's Comments:] Is the Anaheim City Council the Next Target for Recall Over Police Abuse?
See update at the end of post where newly appointed Anaheim City Manager Bob Wigenroth makes a recommendation for the City Council. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 5, 8:00 A.M. As Fullerton residents anxiously awaited their City Council recall results on Tuesday night, a group of about a dozen protesters gathered at an Anaheim City Council meeting. The protesters were family […]