LAPD police officers shot him when the man was said to have a gun.He had a cell phone

A video posted online this week by the Los Angeles Police Department shows that two police officers approached a man who believed he was armed with a gun in South LA in March and shot him immediately.

The 45-year-old Jose Valera didn’t have a gun or other weapon, but was swinging around with a black cell phone. He survived.

The shooting is the latest fired by LAPD police officers after misjudging the threat posed by an individual. This is partly based on inaccurate claims from others, including the 911 caller, that people are wielding firearms.

of Video from Barrera shoot The department posted on YouTube on Thursday that the 911 caller told the dispatcher in Spanish that a man with a gun was pointing his gun at people along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

When the coordinator asks the man if it’s a small gun, he says he doesn’t know exactly what he has. A man was called via police radio as a man pointing an “unknown type of pistol to a passerby.”

Later, when the corresponding police officers Tatiana Bohorkes and Manuel Rios were driving towards the scene, another police officer said on the radio, “He has a pistol and is now firing at home.” I can hear you.

“Oh, that’s right,” says Bohorkes, who is driving.

Rios in the passenger seat opens the passenger seat door while the patrol vehicle is still in motion and holds his pistol in his right hand.

“You may have to shoot. You may have to shoot,” Bohorquez says as they pull up near Valera.

After that, Rios immediately fired and appeared to be down the road of Valera four rounds.

The time stamp of the video worn by the department posted by the officer Then I waited about 10 minutes and started approaching Valera With a group of other officers. Valera was handcuffed and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Despite the fact that Valera did not have a gun or other weapon, LAPD filed a fatal weapons assault proceeding against him with the LA District Attorney’s Office, but the prosecutor refused. bottom.

Friday’s comments did not reach Valera. The district attorney’s office did not respond to requests for comment.

Captain Kelly Munis, a LAPD spokeswoman, said he was unable to immediately answer questions about the incident and the actions of police officers before the internal investigation of the shooting was completed.

LAPD Secretary Michel Moore said that concerns arising from such shootings would be addressed immediately with relevant police officers through preliminary briefings and training, but publicly regarding police actions before the relevant investigations were completed. The conclusion after reviewing all the information provided stating that reaching a conclusion would “contrary to our commitment to the base”. “

The Barrera shooting follows the recent months when LAPD police fired on a suspect who reported that the caller was armed with firearms but was not.

Two days before Christmas, LAPD police officer enters North Hollywood’s Burlington store At least one 911 caller claimed that a man with a gun threatened people and fired.

“So did he shoot a gun?” Said the coordinator.

“Yes,” said the caller.

When police found the suspect, 24-year-old Daniel Elena Lopez attacked the woman, and the chief police officer with a rifle shot him immediately. Elena Lopez, who had her heavy bike key but not her gun, as well as 14-year-old Valentina Olerana Peralta, who was hiding in her changing room with her mother. I was killed. She pierced the wall.

In another famous incident in July, a 911 caller reported that a man on Hollywood Boulevard “looks like a pistol in his hand” and “screams and harasses people.”

when The policeman rushed to the suspectIn front of McDonald’s near the bustling tourist intersection of Matthew James Soba, Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, he raised his hand in their direction and they shot him immediately.

Buckwheat did not have a gun, but had a butane lighter with a pistol-like grip. He was sentenced to death in the hospital.

LAPD officials recently said they were revisiting the training, lamenting the recent increase in the number of police shots by individuals, especially those not armed with firearms. Use of less lethal weapons such as projectiles and taser guns As an alternative to deadly power.

This story was originally Los Angeles Times..