Anaheim Police Association President: We Told You Manuel Diaz Killing Was Justified

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Condon: The DA got it right.
The president of the Anaheim Police Association (APA) has issued a statement in support of Wednesday's announcement by the Orange County District Attorney that there will be no criminal charges against an officer who shot and killed an unarmed gang member in July 2012.

"We are very pleased that our officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the District Attorney's office in the Manuel Diaz shooting," APA President Kerry Condon said in a press statement. "This investigation reveals the true difficulty and danger that our police officers face every day in our gang and crime-ridden neighborhoods, and the fact that Manuel 'Stomper' Diaz was a violent gang member."

Condon noted that the APA, which represents 600 active and retired Anaheim police officers, predicted shortly after the shooting that "independent investigations" would "show no wrongdoing" by officers.

He also said that despite receiving death threats in gang dominated neighborhoods, officers "continue to go into these areas to fight gang crime and protect the residents who continue to live in fear of these domestic terrorists."

A flurry of Anaheim police killings of gang members in recent years sparked emotional public protests that brought national media focus to an area best known as home to the world's greatest public amusement park.

Tony Rackauckas' DA office routinely investigates officer-involved shootings to determine if charges are warranted.

Diaz's mother, who has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, has mocked Rackauckas' findings in the case.

Diaz was shot in the back of the head and in the buttocks by pursuing officer Nick Bennallack.

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fixithair
fixithair

TRUTH.The whole truth and nothing but the truth is what we need to look closely at when considering re-electing Mr. Tony Rackauckas.He has a history of good and not so good (as do we all), but lately I suggest his competency for good judgment is in question.There is a time for all good men to step aside and let another attorney that has shown himself capable to take over.I have a fondness for sports but even I would consider it cruel to put an old horse that was once a grand champion on a race track.I'm not calling Mr. Rackauckas an old hag just that there are better choices to be had.I submit a possible reason Tony had no opponents in the past is because of the respect his colleagues have for the man (not a bad thing).In sports time demands retirement like that of Michael Jordan to whom many hated to see leave the basketball COURT.I'm sure that can also be true of the OCDA.Think about it...even our county supervisors have to leave their seats after a couple of terms.Tony's had a good long run.Now, about competency and sound judgment.Tony went after violating the constitutional rights of citizens that have been through the grinder of probation and parole from going into parks and beaches.This was a massive waist of both staff time and money.He could make a better impact by supporting educational measures than punitive ones.Either his knowledge of the law is lacking or the understanding of it's real purpose and function.Either way as a DA he should know better.Another example:Why would the DA take a murder case recently to which he flopped?Although he is an attorney and can do such but as DA isn't his position more that of a leader and administrator?It would be like having our sheriff standing on the corner giving out parking tickets.Can she do it?Yes, would she be as proficient as her staff that does it daily?Probably not.Again we need a DA that exercises good judgment.TRUTH

garrisounds
garrisounds

He just wreaks of moron. Look at that face!! Of course his pay more than doubled in that situation. Probably can't wait til he can do it again. Ballin, right Condon? Right Bennallack?


garrisounds
garrisounds

More police protection from an increasingly disturbing justice system. Fucking protected thugs. Fullerton, Anaheim, Newport Beach...when are we going to rise up and handle this problem people? I am so tired of our employees....that's right police are public SERVANTS not executioners, treating me like I am dirt and without recourse. Fuck that and Fuck cops period.

Whophantom
Whophantom

Nothing right about anyone, especially a cop shooting & killing an unarmed person in the back of the head & in the buttocks. It is an execution.  Nick Bennallack. is a coward, a liar & a disgrace to professional law enforcement

fc2479
fc2479

This proves that the Police are the biggest, badest force out there.....loser gangbangers beware.....Keep up the good work Anaheim Police and kudos to the DA's office......love you guys

smaugusta
smaugusta

"Condon noted that the APA, which represents 600 active and retired Anaheim police officers, predicted shortly after the shooting that "independent investigations" would "show no wrongdoing" by officers." He must have amazing ESP skills to predict the DA would not file charges against the cop. How much did police contribute to the DA's campaign?



Dennis210
Dennis210

And it's called "MURDER BY A COP"!

Dennis210
Dennis210

So I guess that it's just hunky dory to shoot and kill unarmed people even if they are gang members or not but it's not ok to shoot a police officer to protect yourself.

 "The 'CITIZENS' have a "RIGHT" to protect themselves from the police". - OCDA T- Rack

 The police are gang members and are being protected by the police protective leagues and they are gang members themselves, "80 percent of all cops are criminals and violate the laws while they are on duty and they are being paid to be so and do so" by the city councils that employ them. The cops are paid gang members.

FFO1939
FFO1939

Good Job Officer, and thank you for our protection from this pathetic loser.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Dear APA President Kerry Condon, I witnessed one of your police heroes here in Orange County California flee the scene of my attempted murder on the Garden Grove freeway (even as my green Toyota Camry was pointing the wrong direction on said freeway). You have officers here in OC that as just as dangerous as any gang member and technically more dangerous because they are using the resources of the state.

Before Stan Knee/Brad Gates/Randall Gaston , I might have given your department the benefit of  the doubt. But with what I'm a witness to, NO MAS.

Lajimmy
Lajimmy

I would concur, if there not shooting unarmed people, they will pencil fuck you, testi-lie, and violate your rights.  Most ignorants like "Frank" are one step away from having your life turned upside down by a heartless cop.  My son hit a guy at 11:30 pm, at night while it was raining.  The guy was on a bike with no lights and no safety equipment.  The right passenger mirror of my sons car was broken.  After the collision my son looked in his rear view mirror did not see anything, continued 0.3 miles so he could get his car off Imperial Hwy. to investigate the collision.  La Habra Police showed up, told my son it was an accident and let my son go.  Two months later he got a letter in the mail from the OCDA stating he was being charged with Hit& Run and fleeing an officer.  My son has never been in trouble before.  Police Ofc. Sanchez that lieing mother-fucker wrote that my son hit & run and ran from him, which were lies.  I dont know how these evil bastards sleep at night....... So fuck you Frank, hope you have a police encounter soon!  

fc2479
fc2479

@18usc241 WTF are you talking about??????  You make no sense, get back on your MEDS....

garrisounds
garrisounds

@fc2479 You forget...they are our employees, we hire them, pay them, now it's time to do some house cleaning and fire the lot.


18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

@fc2479I guess English comprehension was not your best subject in school. 


So many folks in our society fixated on meds. Pathetic.

fc2479
fc2479

@18usc241 @fc2479 Yea, ok, English comprehension is definitely not your strong point, idiot.....your original post makes no fucking sense....

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