Residents of Anaheim, Calif. got a chance to react to a recent rash of police shootings when the mayor, Tom Tait, held a special city council meeting on August 8, 2012.
The meeting was in reaction to a few police incidents but was sparked by the shooting of unarmed resident Manuel Diaz, 25. Diaz’s death sparked protests that turned into rioting for several days. Police responded with rubber bullets and a police dog was let loose, biting protesters.
Tension was high in the auditorium with some residents demanding change in their police department and others offering support to the officers.