SANTA ANA – A pair of mothers led a small demonstration on Tuesday demanding a resolution to the Orange County District Attorney's Office's ongoing investigations into two separate police-involved shootings that led to the deaths of their sons last summer.
The women said they want District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to file charges against the Anaheim police officers who fatally shot 25-year-old Manuel Diaz on July 21 and Joel Acevedo, 21, a day later. The deaths sparked civil unrest that lasted four days in downtown Anaheim, resulting in several injuries and damaged buildings.
"Everyone already knows the D.A. will justify this shooting somehow," Donna Acevedo said as a dozen protesters waved signs in front of the courthouse in Santa Ana.