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Wed May 6, 2015, 06:13 PM

 

LAPD fatally shoot another unarmed transient after so-called "struggle" in Venice, CA


(Solomon Turner protests the fatal shooting of a homeless man by Los Angeles police in Venice.)

An unarmed man who had reportedly fought a bar bouncer and harassed people in Venice on Tuesday night was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers after a struggle, authorities said.

The man, whom friends said was known by the nickname “Dizzle,” was described as a transient. He was in his 20s, L.A. County coroner’s officials said.

About 11:30 p.m., officers with the LAPD’s Pacific Division responded to a call from an employee at a local business reporting that a man was harassing customers near Windward and Pacific avenues.

Two officers found the man on the south sidewalk west of Windward Avenue and after a brief conversation he walked away toward the Venice boardwalk.

As officers returned to their police cruiser they saw the man get into a physical altercation with a bar security guard on the sidewalk nearby, police said.

"The officers attempted to detain the suspect and an altercation occurred between the two officers and the suspect," the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. "During the physical altercation, an officer-involved shooting occurred.”

Officers, according to the LAPD, performed CPR on the man until paramedics arrived and took him to the hospital. One of the officers hurt his knee during the struggle, Det. Meghan Aguilar said.


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-shooting-venice-20150506-story.html#page=1

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Reply LAPD fatally shoot another unarmed transient after so-called "struggle" in Venice, CA (Original post)
951-Riverside May 2015 OP
NoJusticeNoPeace May 2015 #1
uppityperson May 2015 #2
Stuart G May 2015 #3

Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 06:18 PM

1. Those of us who have relatives or friends who are homeless and/or drug addicts living

on the street, have much to fear.

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Wed May 6, 2015, 06:23 PM

2. "The officers were not wearing body cameras, and there was no dashboard camera that captured the..."

"The officers were not wearing body cameras, and there was no dashboard camera that captured the incident,'

sigh

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 06:23 PM

3. Hell ...What does this mean? "....an officer-involved shooting occurred"

"During the physical altercation, an officer-involved shooting occurred.”

You mean they couldn't put him down any other way?....bull shit..
Another killing as far as I am concerned...


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