Police dog attacks as protesters demand answers

Posted at 6:26 PM, Jul 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-23 18:54:06-04

ANAHEIM, Ca. (CBS)--It's been a weekend of protests as a community is demanding answers after Saturday’s first deadly police shooting.

The incident was compounded when a police dog escaped the squad car and began biting a demonstrator.

The Anaheim police chief has promised an independent investigation into the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Manuel Diaz.

He said he will discipline officers if they're found to have violated department policy; and said he will stand by them, if they followed departmental procedure.

Diaz’s sister said police shot him in his back: officials have not confirmed details, but are talking about Saturday’s confrontation with the community

People in Anaheim filled the streets Saturday night, in protest of the alleged police shooting.

Officers tried to keep the peace by patrolling on the ground and in the air.

Residents were upset after a man was shot and killed while running away from a cop.

The crowd threw rocks and bottles at the officers investigating the incident and later set a trash bin on fire.

Officers returned to the scene five hours after the shooting when the crowd refused to disperse from the area.

Residents say the officers used pepper spray and rubber bullets on them.

The police shooting is now under investigation and the officer who used his gun is on routine administrative leave.