On Sunday, Los Angeles Police Department officers fatally shot a homeless man. It is being reported that man suffered from mental illness and did not have a weapon at the time of the incident. The video can be seen HERE.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
…. LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery said there could be more video recordings of the incident, noting that he could see two surveillance cameras mounted on buildings at the scene.
The encounter was recorded by body cameras worn by at least one of the officers. It was unclear what that recording shows.
“It’s clear there was a struggle for the officer’s gun,” Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. No other gun was found at the scene.
Five shots can be heard on the video. Two officers and a sergeant fired their weapons, Smith said.
Chances are they will get away with it, as this is a common trend across the country. They’re just doing their job, folks!
More can be read HERE