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OCDA Clears Anaheim Cops in Man's Accidental Death During Arrest

Updated: Aug 12

The death of Ian Elliot Tompko during an attempted arrest by Anaheim policemen a year ago left many questions unanswered. A press release by the police department at the time mentioned a 46-year-old acting erratically and falling into medical distress less than a minute after his encounter with officers. In the weeks that followed, Tompko’s name couldn’t be disclosed to media as his next of kin hadn’t been found in order to be notified first of his passing.

But one question that’s been recently answered by the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) office is that the arresting officers didn’t act negligently in any criminal manner during the incident.

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


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