OCDA Clears Anaheim Cops in Fatal Shooting of Fry's Electronics Armed Robber
Open one case, close another! The same day Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) investigators responded to the scene of an Anaheim police shooting, Tony Rackauckas' office ruled another killing by the department last year to be within policy. A laundry list of cops that fired at Steen Parker, a 43-year-old armed robber, last year all got cleared of any wrongdoing. Here's the roll call: Nick Bennalack, Mark Brydges, Jeff Burke, Douglas Elms, Catalin Panov and Stephen Salicos. Bennalack? Ah, yes: he's the cop that killed Manuel Diaz, an unarmed man, on Anna Drive three summers ago that set off protests and riots in the city.
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