Calm Returns to Anaheim After Protests Over Officer-Involved Shootings


The streets of downtown Anaheim, Calif., were calm Wednesday night, a day after clashes between a crowd of 1,000 protesters and police resulted in two-dozen arrests and six injuries during the fourth straight night of unrest after a pair of fatal officer-involved shootings, reports the Orange County Register. Mayor Tom Tait praised the police response to Tuesday night’s protest as “swift and appropriate” and pleaded for calm as investigations into the police shootings move forward.

Tait said that the Office of the U.S. Attorney has agreed to investigate the shootings, and the state’s attorney general will conduct a separate review. “The first step is to get to the truth,” Tait said. “That takes some time and patience, and that’s what I’m asking for.”Police said both of the men shot and killed last weekend by officers in separate incidents were gang members.

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