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However, according to both the video and the boy and his parents, that did not happen.
The dispute among the stories was the subject of the protest Wednesday night as riot police and civilians clashed.
“Calling and sending emails to APD voicing your displeasure will NOT impact the outcome,” the department posted on its Facebook page. “A decision whether or not to file charges rests with the District Attorney’s office and is based on facts and evidence.”
Demonstrators lined the block in Anaheim shouting “no justice no peace,” as police blocked the intersection pic.twitter.com/INmixM69F6
— Melissa Etehad اتحاد (@melissaetehad) February 23, 2017
“At the end of the day, he should know better,” said one woman Wednesday night. “He was taught and trained on how to uphold the law. So why does he get to break the law now?”
— Gabriel San Román (@gsanroman2) February 23, 2017
The officer has not been charged for discharging his firearm around a bunch of children, however, the department claims they are investigating.
“We will continue to conduct the internal investigation to determine the actions of the officer and the circumstances, and then we’ll consult with the Orange County district attorney as well to determine if there’s any issues,” Capt. Andy Neiman, an LAPD spokesman said.
“I still fear for our lives, for him living right down the street from us,” the boy’s mother said to the LA Times on Wednesday as she began tearing up. “Him being an officer.”
By: Matt Agorist From: The Free Thought Project