Authorities arrested 24 people after hundreds took to the streets of Anaheim to protest an off-duty officer’s confrontation with a teen that was captured on video.
The confrontation between an off-duty Los Angeles officer and a 13-year-old boy took place Tuesday. In a few videos captured at the scene, it shows the officer fire his weapon outside of his home as he tried to detain the teen. No one was injured.
Protesters took to the area of Euclid Street and Palais Road, where the incident took place, and clogged intersections Wednesday night.
At some point, a home was spray painted with anti-police graffiti, but it was unclear if that was the officer’s home or just a random residence. Cars were also vandalized and windows to another home were broken.
Police later declared a tactical alert for the area. Authorities said 10 men, 8 women, three male and three female juveniles were all arrested and face misdemeanor charges ranging from failing to disperse, resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer.
According to Anaheim police, Tuesday’s confrontation stemmed from ongoing issues with juveniles walking across the officer’s property.
— Matthew Kick (@MatthewKick) February 23, 2017
— Chris Stewart (@CStewartWPTV) February 23, 2017
You decide: WATCH THE VIDEO!
The best Twitter conversation on this situation is right here! A real conversation from both sides.
So let me get this straight, ppl are rioting bc a bunch of teens were being disrespectful & 1 of them threatened an off-duty cop? #Anaheim
— Darryl (@LADominate) February 23, 2017
@LADominate People are protesting because that LAPD thug was violent with a kid and *shot into the crowd of kids* over walking on his lawn.
— Nae Gevurah (@nae_gevurah) February 23, 2017
And finally my sentiments:
— Jerkstore Brent (@biggy_brent) February 23, 2017