Video: Woman tries to stop CNN from airing live funeral of Valentina Orellana Peralta
A lady attempted to block a CNN reporter from covering a live broadcast at the funeral for Valentina Orellana Peralta, a 14-year-old girl, who was tragically murdered by a stray gunshot fired from an LAPD officer. The teen tragically died in an incident that drew national attention two days before Christmas 2021.
In the viral video uploaded to Twitter by Los Angeles-based journalist Frank Stoltze, CNN en Espaol correspondent Gonzalo Alvarado can be seen preparing to make a live broadcast in front of a camera setup while the funeral takes place in the backdrop. The funeral took place on January 11 and was attended by family members, civil rights advocates, and community members.
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Peralta was tragically shot by Los Angeles Police Department officers while they were firing at an assault suspect named Daniel Elena-Lopez, who was also killed. She was in a changing room at a Burlington Coat Factory shop when she was shot. According to a video given by authorities, the 24-year-old guy assaulted numerous customers with a bike lock.
The lady, dressed in a black t-shirt and wearing a mask, asked the camera worker to "kill it [the live broadcast] now," according to a video published by journalist Stoltze “@CNN did a live shot from inside the sanctuary during the funeral for Valentina Orellana Peralta today," Stoltze wrote. However, as Stoltze pointed out, the demand appeared to have gone unheeded. The team had stopped recording when the woman complained. They then informed her that they were in the designated press area and that the event organiser was aware of the live images.
.@CNN did a Liveshot from inside the sanctuary during the funeral for Valentina Orellana Peralta today. Someone tried to stop them, to no avail. pic.twitter.com/g15uzVCTw7— Frank Stoltze (@StoltzeFrankly) January 11, 2022
During a funeral at the City of Refuge, United Church of Christ in Gardena, near Los Angeles, Peralta's body was presented in a pink dress inside a flower-draped casket adjacent to large images of the youngster. Juan Pablo Orellana Larenas, the teen's father, said he and his mother will never be able to recover from the trauma of losing their daughter in such a brutal manner.