Katherine Tinnell Killed in Street by Buena Park Police Car

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A woman who was struck and killed early Saturday by a Buena Park police car was identified by the Orange County coroner's office as 33-year-old Katherine Tinnell.

She died near Orangethorpe Avenue and Oregon Street, where she was struck around 1 a.m. by the unit on its way to a call, according to Buena Park Police Cpl. Andy Luong.

The spokesman, who told City News Service he did not know if Tinnell was in crosswalks or if the police car had its lights and sirens on, indicated the California Highway Patrol's Westminster office is investigating.

The news service cites published reports stating it was a police canine unit. Luong, who called this the first fatal accident involving a Buena Park cop car hitting a pedestrian, declined to name the officer behind the wheel.

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Von Henchy
Von Henchy

10 people like someone being killed...nice crowd.

Von Henchy
Von Henchy

Wow - Don't side with the Libs/OC Weekly - get a bullshit typical reply..ain't the first time. Oblige them with an exclamation shout..easy cock suckers.. Why are you so against people acting like humans and promoting illegals and criminals of Mexican descent? You are a problem Gustavo....where is the the other side of the coin? The OC should hate you - LA TIMES "Libs of Lies"..you are pathetic. See you on the 10th.

Von Henchy
Von Henchy

Anthony - it means don't be an asshole. Your statement clarified Josh's comment.

Jeff Hill
Jeff Hill

I hope the K9 Officer was ok.

fbjchnb
fbjchnb

I hope the K9 Officer was ok.


OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Hey, the OC Register called: they want their cop apologist back. Oblige them!

Josh Ward
Josh Ward

Boo hoo!! Don't act like you're above the law and the police won't put you in your place.

Von Henchy
Von Henchy

Fullerton Ramos and one-eye Officer C...deserve everything they get...everything. I was there a couple hours after the beating. Ramos needs to burn hard - and the same with One eye - he is just a pos all around.

Von Henchy
Von Henchy

Don't forget you trash Anaheim too....I never have any issues with cops anywhere in Orange County - been here since the sixties..Guess if you don't cause problems, and act like like an a-hole - then you're fine..Act like an asshole gang banger rapist, and robbing thug...we'll what do you expect. Take that shit to LA or TJ....

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