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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

17 Years Ago, Anaheim Police Left Another Man in a Coma Outside a 7-11 Parking Lot

Updated: Aug 31, 2020

When Anaheim police officers Daniel Wolfe and Woojin Jun Tasered Vincent Valenzuela earlier this month, the incident drew immediate comparisons to Kelly Thomas in Fullerton. Both men had been homeless with histories of mental health conditions and fell into comas following stops by cops. The Valenzuela family even ended all life support for Vincent five years to the day that Thomas died.

But Valenzuela's death summons another eerily similar Anaheim police case that occurred in the very same 7-Eleven parking lot 17 years ago.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

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