Seeking shade from the midday sun, family members of Martin Angel Hernandez posted up beneath a bus stop along Harbor Boulevard during yesterday’s Anaheim Police Department protest holding a banner image of the slain 21-year old with his son, Zahid. Sonia Hernandez, Martin’s sister and a member of the Anaheim Cruzaders, lost her brother on March 6 to a controversial officer-involved shooting more than five months ago in an alley near the corner of Wakefield and Haster. Tensions arose in the community leading to a forum of presentations where Anaheim Chief of Police John Welter was present and offered new details into his department’s version of the events leading up to the killing. Residents pressed him on the question of mounted cameras positioned on the alley, their whereabouts and what they show.
“As far as the cameras go, the District Attorney, most likely, has those,” Welter said, not denying their existence. “I’ll be very interested to know what the cameras revealed.” Now, Caroline Toneygay, the mother of Martin Hernandez, may never have an answer to that question for herself.
Read more including an update with photos of cameras on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post: