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Families hold vigil for Jesse Romero and Omar Gonzalez, victims of LAPD’s Eden Medina

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Omar Gonzalez's sons. (Photo by Luis Sifuentes)

Los Angeles, CA - In the span of 12 days during the summer of 2016, LAPD Officer Eden Medina killed two unarmed Chicanos in the neighborhood of Boyle Heights. On July 28, 2016, Medina shot Omar Gonzalez twice in the back after multiple officers had tackled the 36-year-old father of two and held him face down. The LAPD immediately allowed Medina and his partner Alejandro Higareda to continue working in Boyle Heights. Then, on August 9, Medina shot 14-year-old Jesse Romero as he was surrendering with his hands in the air and starting to kneel.

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