Off-Duty Police Incident With Teen Sparks Protests in Anaheim


A protest in Anaheim ended in violence when people began throwing rocks at police officers.

In total, 24 people were taken into custody during the protest, with charges varying from failure to disperse, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer, according to the local CBS affiliate in LA. The news outlet also reports that vehicles and residences were damaged during the protest.

Hundreds of people gathered to protest a recently released video that shows an off-duty Los Angeles police officer pulling a gun on a teenager.

The video is still under investigation, but, as of now, police believe the altercation began over “ongoing issues with juveniles walking across the officer’s property.”

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According to CBS, one of the 13-year-old boys seen in the video allegedly told the police officer that he was going to shoot him, which is why the officer claims he detained the boy until backup arrived. That teen is currently booked at Orange County Juvenile Hall for making criminal threats and battery.

Protesters blocked traffic for several hours outside of Disneyland following the incident.

CBS reports law enforcement officials will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. to reveal further details about the case. You can watch the original video below:

H/T: CBS Local

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