Valentina Orellana-Peralta is the 14-year-old teen killed at the hands of the LAPD as she changed clothes in a Burlington Coat Factory dressing room. As the assault took place, Valentina and her mother hid within the dressing room, hugging and praying with one another as a 24-year-old man was undergoing a potential mental health crisis within the store.
New bodycam + surveillance footage shows the man swinging what appears to be a bike lock instantly shot and killed by police as a bullet pierced through the dressing room, leaving a mother holding a lifeless child.
The tragic death of Valentina Orellana-Peralta is listed as homicide, with the cause of death from a gunshot wound to the chest due to police fire to the assault suspect. The LAPD's reckless actions breaks our hearts as we watch bodycam footage of a man experiencing a mental health crisis with no gun, no knife instantly killed. At the same time, the dreams of a family from Chile shattered while shopping for the holidays.
This is why we need to #AbolishThePolice.