gamesindustryblog.com
gamesindustryblog.com April 26, 2017


Off-Duty LAPD Cop Fires Gun During Altercation With Teens, Protests Erupt

24 February 2017, 12:53 | Leonard Manning

Off-Duty Cop Fires Gun During Altercation With A 13-Year-Old

An Off-Duty Police Officer Opened Fire While Fighting Teenagers On His Lawn

The crowd dispersed but not before 24 people - 10 men, eight women and six juveniles - were arrested for misdemeanors, including failure to disperse, battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest, Wyatt said.

The American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement that the video was deeply disturbing, and said investigators need to explain why the boys were arrested, but not the officer who fired the shot.

Police reported several acts of vandalism, including broken windows and anti-police graffiti. That account is disputed in the video by the boy himself and by the boy's parents.

Anaheim and Los Angeles police were investigating the incident and the officer was cooperating, Wyatt said. A confrontation ensued and the officer apparently tried to detain a 13-year-old. This is my son - he is 13 years old, he was not armed.

The Orange County District Attorney, however, rejected the charges against the children. "He's not really wanting to talk about the incident, he says he's okay, but we did take him to the hospital", he said. "Him being an officer".

No one was injured by the gun, but Los Angeles police officials told BuzzFeed News they are conducting an administrative review of the incident.

Police said the shot did not hit anyone. Generally, those shootings have occurred as on-duty police officers respond to reports of crimes that fall within the scope of their duty, rather than in-person altercations while off the clock. More than a dozen people, mostly apparent teens, are present.

The LAPD officer has been reassigned to a desk job, which is routine in an officer-involved shooting.

The clip does not reveal how the incident began, but shows the teen repeatedly telling the cop to let him go.

Why Presidents Day isn't really a national holiday
But dozens of states celebrate the presidential legacy, or the hope of getting a really great deal on a auto , on the same day. Mount Vernon, George Washington's northern Virginia estate, is also offering free admission for the President's Day holiday.

In a almost 9-minute video posted on Facebook, the officer, who was not identified, struggles to detain the teen as a crowd of teenagers forms nearby.

"All I said was, "Respect the girl, ' because you said, 'Get out of my property".

"The little kid said, 'I'm going to sue you, ' and then the guy thought he said, 'I'm going to shoot you, ' " the 16-year-old said. "I didn't do anything to hurt you", the teen says.

The boy said he and two friends, a boy and a girl, were walking together when the girl started walking on the officer's yard, "and he started calling her names, like, cussing at her". The officer says the teen had threatened to shoot him, which the child denies. You could have said just please get off my lawn. "I'm only like freakin' 13!" The officer then discharged his firearm once.

In July 2012, protests erupted in Anaheim after the killing of 25-year-old Manuel Angel Diaz, a Latino man who was unarmed at the time.

It was at that point that the officer, with one hand still on the 13-year-old, reached into his waistband and pulled out a gun. A single gunshot can be heard about three seconds later.

The officer can be seen pulling the teen over the hedge as the person recording and other witnesses run away from the scene.

Other teens, many wearing backpacks, are watching. A helicopter arrives, drowning out much of the sound in the video, and eventually a squad vehicle pulls up.

The LAPD has refused to identify the off-duty officer, but did confirm that he is employed by the Police Department.



Other News

Trending Now

South African court rules against ICC withdrawal
Al-Bashir was allowed to leave South Africa even though a local court ordered authorities to arrest him. South Africa said it was quitting the ICC because membership conflicted with diplomatic immunity laws.

Iraq begins battle to free western Mosul from IS
Number of U.S. troops in Iraq who are assisting Iraqi forces in the fight against terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The operation is part of a large offensive to take the entire city back into government hands after it fell to IS in 2014.

Ecuador's bishops call for transparency in elections
The president of the CNE revealed at a press conference in Quito that the remaining votes will not have a decisive impact. The analysts speculated that the delay in announcing the vote result would help unify opposition support for Lasso.

Suspect charged in case of missing Georgia teacher
Before Duke's arrest, GBI interviewed more than 200 people without finding a single person of interest. Ryan Duke , is a former student of Grinstead's while she taught at a high school in Irwin County, GA.

Jay Z to expand empire with launch of venture capital firm
Music mogul Jay Z will be launching a venture capital fund that will invest in start-up tech companies according to reports. His slow crawl into the VC world can be traced back in 2011, when Roc Nation invested in Stance , a "premium sock company".

South Korea says North Korean regime involved in Kim Jong Nam murder
Noor Rashid said the victim complained to the customer service desk that two women had "wiped his face with a liquid". But Malaysian investigators say they identified an additional four men - all North Korean - as suspects in the crime.

Court orders South Africa to reverse ICC withdrawal
South Africa said it was quitting the ICC because membership conflicted with diplomatic immunity laws. In 2016, Burundi, South Africa and The Gambia, expressed their intentions to withdraw from the court.

Three shot, including 2 cops, after report of traffic collision in Whittier
The officers, who had not yet been identified, approached the suspected gunman's vehicle completely unaware that it was stolen. An investigation was underway after three people, including two officers, were shot in Whittier on February 20, 2017.

Grading Magic Johnson's trade of Lou Williams to the Rockets
That'll run the Rockets a nice $7 million, which is looking like severe underpayment with the year Williams is putting together. The fact that the Rockets acquired him with the lackluster trade pieces that they did certainly seems to back that up.

North Korea launches ballistic missile
The decision is part of an effort to begin sanctions aimed at stopping North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The talks are hosted by China, and include South Korea, the United States , Russia, and Japan.