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From Assemblymember Luz Rivas Desk – Dec 23, 2022, Marks the One-Year Anniversary of the Tragic Death of Valentina Orellana-Peralta

Dec 23, 2022, marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Valentina Orellana-Peralta. Valentina was shot and killed in front of her family when shots were fired by a police officer responding to an incident at a department store.

The video published by the LAPD a year ago, prompted the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch its own investigation under AB 1506, a bill I coauthored in 2020, that gives the DOJ the authority to initiate its own investigation of officer involved incidents.

I am continuing conversations with the DOJ in connection to the pending case resolution to achieve justice on the behalf of Valentina and her family. As they mourn the loss of Valentina, I send them my thoughts and heartfelt sympathies.

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