Public Safety

Posted on: July 3, 2016

Suspect who fought with Officers Suffered Medical Emergency


ANAHEIM, CA - On July 2, 2016 at 9:15 am, Anaheim Police Department received a call of a suspicious male who had followed a woman to her home in the 2600 block of W. Broadway Ave. Officers responded and contacted Fermin Vincent Valenzuela, a 24 year old resident of Anaheim. Valenzuela engaged the officers in a physical confrontation, and while the officers were attempting to take him into custody, he went into medical distress. Anaheim Police Officers immediately began life-saving measures and called for paramedics. Personnel from Anaheim Fire & Rescue also responded and provided medical attention. Valenzuela was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

As is customary in an incident of this nature, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office is the lead investigative agency. The APD Major Incident Review Team (MIRT) and the Office of Independent Review (OIR) will conduct concurrent investigations. The officers involved in the incident were wearing Body Worn Cameras, which were activated at the time. The video files from the Body Worn Cameras have been provided to the District Attorney’s Office.

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