The operation in which the young woman died was captured by a security camera recording a shot fired by a uniformed police officer.
police officer of angels A case of accidentally killing a Chilean teenager while shooting a suspect inside a store in December 2021 was an error in firing more than one shot, the California city police commission said. The verdict has been handed down, local media reported Wednesday.
Officer William Dorsey Jones Jr. fired three times at Daniel Elena Lopez 24 brutally attacked two women at a clothing store in the North Hollywood area.
A policeman’s shooting killed Lopez, but Valentina Orellana Peralta a 14-year-old who was in the locker room with her mother, Soledad Peralta.
Video from an officer’s body camera revealed the interior of the fitting room at the Burlington Coat Factory store was out of the officer’s view, directly behind where Elena Lopez was standing when she was shot. .
A police commission justified Jones firing one shot, but two subsequent shots were outside the policy of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the newspaper reported Wednesday. los angeles times.
The commission also ruled late Tuesday that the tactics used by the five officers and the supervising sergeant in confronting the perpetrators were inappropriate.
LAPD Director Michelle Moore said in a report that Jones’ tactics were misguided. The suspect was not armed with a gun and As reported by one of the 911 callers.
However, at least one caller said a man was shooting inside the store, according to a report submitted to the commission.
It’s up to Moore to decide how to punish Jones and the other officers.
The Chilean teenager’s family sued the LAPD last July, alleging negligence. It was a custom, and it continues today,” he said.
This lawsuit requires a jury trial and seeks unspecified damages.
The death of a young Chilean immigrant to the United States six months ago has sparked a wave of protests against police actions.The California Attorney General’s Office is also investigating the case.