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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Anaheim Cop Suffered Epic Email Meltdown Over Manuel Diaz Civil Trial

Updated: Aug 18, 2020

At least one Anaheim policeman panicked over the Manuel Diaz civil trial in October before it ended with a federal jury finding officer Nick Bennallack liable for excessive force when he gunned the unarmed Latino down in 2012. Three years ago, a verdict in the case rejected such claims filed on behalf of Genevieve Huizar, Diaz's mother, in the shooting that sparked summer riots in the city. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the verdict in 2016, ordered a new trial, and set precedent by disallowing inflammatory evidence from being introduced during its liability phase.

But that's not what worried officer Eric Anderson most, a close friend of Bennallack.

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

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