Raul Quezada, Chief of Police
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2016
Released by: Sgt. Luis Correa, Contact: (714) 612-4157
Subject: STATEMENT from ANAHEIM POLICE CHIEF RAUL QUEZADA
ANAHEIM, CA – On July 2nd, Anaheim Police Officers contacted Mr. Fermin Vincent Valenzuela while responding to a call of a man who had followed a woman home. Valenzuela engaged the officers in a lengthy physical confrontation and as officers attempted to take him into custody,
Valenzuela went into medical distress. Officers began life-saving measures and called for paramedics, who transported him to the hospital.
We learned this evening that tragically, Mr. Valenzuela has passed away. While any loss of life is a tragedy, the death of Mr. Valenzuela while in our custody is particularly impactful and I express my
sincere condolences to his family. Continue reading