Elvia Fernandez, a Santa Ana mom, is having trouble processing what she saw happen today at John Adams Park, in Santa Ana. She videotaped a burly Santa Ana Unified School District Police Officer who jumped on top of a kid he caught tagging at the park. Allegedly the cop threatened to pepper spray the kid.
According to eyewitnesses the child was perhaps fourteen years old. You can hear him crying in the video that Elvia shot. And the cop clearly shouts at Elvia and another bystander – demanding that they stop speaking in Spanish. They were telling the child to stop struggling and were trying to calm him down. Continue reading