- Associated Press - Thursday, January 12, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police report says two officers who shot and killed a 16-year-old last year didn’t turn on their body cameras until after the shooting.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/2j4mTS0 ) that Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck said in his report that the department is investigating why one of the officers delayed turning on the department-issued camera until after Jose Mendez had been shot. Beck’s report to the Police Commission was made public Wednesday.

Beck wrote in the report that the officer was trained to use the body camera five months earlier. The other officer was working within a 90-day grace period LAPD allows officers as they adjust to the technology.

The Police Commission has determined that the officers were justified in using deadly force against Mendez.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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