About 30 showed up to
protest the Santa Ana Police Department.
They question whether the 5 deadly police shootings in the city this
year were justified.
"We want to let Santa
Ana Police know that they are out of control and that we want them to stop
killing the citizens of Santa Ana. This
is the 5th person they've killed in their city this year," said Terri
Teramura, a local activist.
The most recent deadly
police shooting in the city happened on Tuesday. Hans Kevin Arellano, a 22 year old father of
two, was fatally shot in the chest by a female officer .
We talked to a witness
who knew Arellano, he told us what he saw but asked to remain anonymous, "He
was outside right here stand with his hands up straight up in the air when he
The Santa Ana Police
Department says they can't specifically comment on exactly what happened in the
moments before the shooting, because there is an open and ongoing
But the day after the
shooting Chief Rojas said that officers are trained to use less than lethal
force, unless their life is in danger.
"This must been their
new excuse, to shoot someone if you interact with the police," said Terramura.
Police also said
Arellano has a criminal history and was wanted in a recent burglary. Still
members of the community aren't convinced Arellano should've been shot.
"It was unwarranted and
unjustified. The man came out with his
hands in the air. The officer had to
have seen he was unarmed," said the anonymous witness.
The day after the
shooting Chief Rojas also said there are three ongoing & simultanious
investigations into this shooting.