Valentina and the Orellana-Peralta family deserve justice. The video released today by the LAPD reaffirms the need for an independent investigation and accountability for the events that led to the death of Valentina.
AB 1506, a law that I co-authored, gives the California Department of Justice the power to conduct its own investigation into this horrific tragedy. We will not rely on the LAPD investigating themselves. We will get answers. We must have accountability. We must have justice for Valentina.
I am focused on providing whatever support the Orellana-Peralta family needs at this time. I offer them my prayers and deepest condolences as they grieve for the loss of Valentina.
No family deserves to live through this pain and we must do everything we can to ensure this never happens again.