Los Angeles Police Department officers were caught red-handed when the camera captured an unarmed suspect wanted for being captured from a moving patrol transport. This is the second such shoot by LAPD members especially weeks of violence during the summer.
The policemen shot at three people, one suspected of being a gang member, as they were out of a truck at Radford Avenue and Stagg Street in the Sun Valley neighborhood in LA on the evening of July 21, 2022, according to LA time. Video of the incident was posted two weeks ago on the PoliceActivity YouTube account:
The Times reported that the only shots fired at the scene came from the LAPD. After the gunfire, a man walked out of the house, told the police that he family is inside and beg them to stop shooting. Another voice exclaimed that he was holding a lighter, not a weapon.
LAPD official statement states that the officers were wrong lighter for a gun. Never mind the fact that the officers give no instructions and no chance The suspect dropped the item in his handWOMENor it seems the officers consider that it is legal to openly carry a gun on your private property in Los Angeles.
In July, the Times reported that the suspect “…barred himself in a nearby house,” which sounds a little bit like taking cover from some shoot-first-ask-questions-eventually cops. The family inside the house was thankfully unscathed, as was the suspect. But by the time police set up a perimeter, brought out crisis negotiators and finally sent in SWAT officers, the person facing arrest was gone.
Rolling up on unsuspecting people and catching them by surprise by firing on them is conduct normally associated with gang members, not police officers. But this isn’t even the only such LAPD-involved shooting to happen that week.
Footage of a similar police shooting was captured on July 18 in the Leimert Park neighborhood. Police in a moving vehicle shot at an allegedly mentally ill man, Jermaine Petit, despite officers on the scene saying out loud that Petit was not holding a firearm. From the Times:
“It’s not a gun, man,” the officer told his partner about the metal object in Petit’s hand, according to video of the incident from officers’ body-worn cameras that the Police Department said. Los Angeles announced on Thursday.
But that perception won’t matter. Less than half a minute later, Petit would be shot multiple times by an LAPD sergeant shot from inside his vehicle and the officer’s comrades, who did not hear the warning that Petit was unarmed, according to the videos and information. information disclosed by the ministry.
The police shot Petit several times, and at least once emitted from inside a moving patrol vehicle. It turns out that Petit is keeping one black metal lock actuator from car door.
Petit was initially charged with resisting arrest and assault the policeman with a deadly weapon, but since the policeman is never in danger, Last LAPD petition the court to cancel fee reduced misdemeanor possession of a fake weapon. The city has yet to file any charges against Petit.
A study from Times found that about a third of the 30 people shot by LAPD officers in 2021 likely mentally ill at the time they were shot. Neither Petit nor the suspect in the Valley of the Sun shootings were injured, which makes them lucky: in july, yes four people died and one did notpolice shot dead man related to LAPD.