Anaheim PD Fires Cop Who Shot 64 Rounds During Deadly Pursuit
Anaheim police top brass, mayor Harry Sidhu, and members of the press all gathered in the briefing room of the department’s main station this afternoon. At the press conference, which began around 1 p.m., police released a “Critical Incident Briefing Video” related to the July 21, 2018 officer-involved shooting that killed Eliuth Penaloza Nava. Reporters showed up shorthanded; the Orange County’s District Attorney’s (OCDA) office didn’t email out a press release about its full investigation letter into the incident until 1:11 p.m., after the press conference already began. Copies weren’t on hand either.
In its probe, the OCDA declined to press charges against officers Kevin Pedersen and Sean Staymates but issued a unusual statement not often–if ever–seen in other such reports.
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