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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Jury: Cop Used Excessive Force in Deadly Shooting That Sparked Anaheim Riots

Updated: Aug 18, 2020

More than five years after the fatal shooting of Manuel Diaz by Anaheim policeman Nick Bennallack, a federal jury this morning found the officer used excessive force. The slaying sparked immediate protests on July 21, 2012 from angry residents on Anna Drive, where the incident happened. Footage of Diaz, 25, dying while handcuffed on the grass and less-lethal projectiles later being shot by police at residents fueled a fury that exploded in a riot days later in the city's downtown.

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