Gabriel San Roman
Surprise, Surprise! OCDA Clears Anaheim Cop in Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Man
Updated: Aug 31, 2020
On the night of February 8, Anaheim police responded to call about a man turning door knobs in the neighborhood by Sage Park. Officers Robert Benavides and German Alvarez arrived on scene just after midnight but a half-hour later their search turned up nothing. Alvarez decided to take a look around Sage Park by himself when he happened upon Gustavo Najera. A report by the Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office released this week details what happened next that left Najera, an unarmed 22-year-old, dead with a gunshot wound to the head.
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