OCDA Rules Police Shooting of Martin Angel Hernandez in Anaheim Justified

Wed, Jan 9, 2013

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The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) has concluded there is no “criminal culpability” in the fatal officer-involved shooting of 21-year-old Martin Angel Hernandez on March 6, 2012 in Anaheim, and that “there is substantial evidence” that the officer involved “acted reasonably under the circumstances when he shot and killed Martin Hernandez.” A letter dated Monday and addressed to Anaheim Police Chief John Welter outlined the findings of the nine-page report released ten months after the killing occurred. The controversial shooting set off a wave of protests in the Wakefield neighborhood near the Anaheim GardenWalk where it occurred, and was a precursor to the simmering unrest in the city that boiled over in July. As the investigation recounts, officers responded to a 911 call on the night of March 6, claiming that five or six males–two armed–were standing outside a white car shouting their gang affiliations in the alleyway of an apartment complex off of East Wakefield Street.

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2 Responses to “OCDA Rules Police Shooting of Martin Angel Hernandez in Anaheim Justified”

  1. thediablo3 Says:

    He had a shot gun in his hands, enough said.

  2. ana Says:

    you didn’t know him.. he was an amazing person. rest in peace to my uncle!

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