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Crowd Estimated At 400 Takes To Oxnard Streets To Protest Fatal Officer Involved Shootings

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:25am

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Oxnard last night to protest what they called the brutality of the city’s police, in the wake of three officer involved fatal shootings in the city this year.

Marchers started at Del Sol Park, and moved through the city’s central business district to Oxnard Police headquarters.
Speakers handed out whistles, and urged people to use them, and cameras if they witnesses police abuse.

Police estimated the crowd at around 400 people. They say the protest was general peaceful, but that some people vandalized trees, a bus stop, and the Plaza Park gazebo.

In the latest shooting incident, two weeks ago a man police say was an innocent jogger was shot, and killed during a gunfight between armed gunmen, and officers. A man police identified as one of the gunmen was also killed.

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