Anaheim Leaders Press for Patience, Lawyers File Claims in Off-Duty Cop Shooting Scandal
Updated: Aug 25
Anaheim police held a press conference yesterday afternoon following angry protests Wednesday night regarding a cellphone video showing an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department Officer detaining 13-year-old Christian Dorscht before pulling a gun and firing a shot near several students. Backed by the mayor and other civic leaders, the conference followed a predictable format right out of the page of the Anaheim Riots five years ago. Like last time, city leaders professed empathy, preached faith in the investigatory process and condemned vandalism as violence.
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