The LAPD cop who shot a teenage girl in a dress store was an aspiring reformer

Twitter / LAPD / William Jones Junior

Twitter / LAPD / William Jones Junior

Los Angeles police officer Deadly shot a 14 year old girl when she tried on a Christmas dress Before killing an unarmed teenager, he has been identified as a veteran black cop who tried to build his brand as a community advocate and reformer.

He also launched an apparel line called “Use of Force Fitness,” which was resolved in December 2020, months after unprecedented protests against police violence across the United States.

William Dorsey Jones Jr., 42, officially Identified by his lawyer New York Times.. Attempts to ask Jones for comment this week were unsuccessful, and his lawyer, Leslie Wilcox, did not immediately respond to the request for comment on Thursday.

Valentina Orellana-Peralta and her mom, who recently emigrated from Chile to the United States, raided the Burlington Court Factory in North Hollywood on December 23 and went into the changing room when they confronted a man waving a bicycle lock to a woman. I was there. Make at least one of them bloody.That cop The suspect fired even though he was not armed with a gun A discussion about the use of national police force, as well as immediately helping to regain long-standing tensions between the LAPD and the color community.

Surveillance video and body camera video The LAPD has announced that a police officer has fired three ammunition from the rifle in the direction of Daniel Elena Lopez.

Soledad Peralta said at a press conference on Tuesday Her daughter locked the locker room door “in an attempt to protect us” when the turmoil broke out, and the two hugged and prayed until “I felt an explosion and knocked us to the ground.” Peralta looked down at her daughter’s convulsions, and white powder came out of her body. “She died in my arms, and there was nothing I could do,” she said.

Mom says LAPD left a teenage daughter to die after a horrific clothing store shooting

Social media accounts are currently locked or deleted, and in past interviews, Jones decided to position himself as a bridge between police and the colored community before the tragic incident. It is clear that

“I am black, the father of a black son, and have won.[im] Racism, “he wrote. One now deleted tweet.. “I’m LAPD. I’m a proud member of the power and determination to influence change in the community. #thinblueline & #blacklivesmatter.. “

His cached post The disappeared Twitter page Show him that he is promoting nonprofits, change officers, and related philanthropic activities. Currently inaccessible account Shows that he has coached a local high school football team.

He changed with Facebook Twitter account, And virtually dismantled That website.. However, the archived material indicates that it is itself plugged in as a “501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization”. It provides “a platform for education, inspiration, mentoring and motivation” to “a mission to have a positive impact on the lives of people living in low-income communities at risk”.

A Kentucky native talked about his experience and interests that are currently being removed December 2020 article on his alma mater website, University of Louisville. “Being an African-American police officer and from Louisville gave me a very unique perspective,” he said.

According to the article, Jones moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to pursue an entertainment career, but instead became a police officer, spending eight years on patrol and then three years as a Community Relations Officer.

Public records also suggest that he may have sought additional means to profit from a police career: Business, Trademarks, and Website Information The Daily Beast revealed Show Jones In 2019, we launched an athletic apparel line called “Use of Force Fitness.”

Recently, Los Angeles Police Department Mike Bonin led a choir of residents and activists, calling LAPD’s use of force in a fatal case unjustified.

“The police did not give verbal orders, [sic] Release the escalation. The suspect did not have a gun and was not heading towards police officers or potential victims. Police fired at a shopping center with people, “he wrote. On twitter..

Bystanders who called 911 about Elena Lopez provided inconsistent information. One caller mistakenly said he was armed with a gun and fired.

Tom Sagau, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department, Jones’ leading union, said officials were hoping for an aggressive shooting situation.

“You are trained to enter the facility and are trying to eliminate the threat so that more people aren’t shot. That’s the way they think when they’re responding to that call,” he told The Daily Beast. rice field.

He said Jones was “absolutely devastated” by the result.

However, Valentina’s family, represented by prominent civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, demanded accountability on Tuesday, and police officers left Valentina to evacuate others from the store and died alone on the floor. Insisted.

and Monday’s statement, LAPD Chief Michelle R. Moore, said she was “deeply sorry” for her death and promised “a thorough, complete and transparent investigation.” The Attorney General of California Office and the California Department of Justice have also launched separate investigations.

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