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Working with The Community to End Street Gang Violence NR20095dm

Los Angeles: On May 6, 2020, several South Los Angeles community members fell victim to an unfortunate rash of unprecedented street gang violence. Most incidences occurred within a relatively short period of time. The Los Angeles Police Department and Operations-South Bureau understand that this naturally raises concerns within the community, and we would like the community to know that despite these unprecedented times, this type of violence will not be tolerated. In addition to deployment actions taken last night, the Los Angeles Police Department will be dedicating additional resources and asking the South Los Angeles community to join us in pushing for an end to this violence. Together we can make a difference.

If anyone has information regarding these shootings, please contact the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 800-222-TIPS. In the event you find yourself witnessing a crime, please call 911.


LAPD Tactical Unintentional Discharge NRF015-20cr

**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating a Tactical Unintentional Discharge (TUD) which occurred at the 2600 block of E. Olympic Blvd, in the City of Los Angeles.

On April 27, 2020, around 7:03 a.m., Central Division patrol officer responded to a radio call of a burglary suspect at a local department store in Hollenbeck Division. While at scene, officers requested additional units to assist searching the location for the suspect. During the search, one officer had a TUD with his pistol. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident. The involved Department employee was identified as Police Officer II Rodney Hernandez, Serial No. 40287, assigned to Central Division.


Burglary Victims Sought for Recovered Photographs NR20092jc

***UPDATE***

Anyone with additional information is to contact Detective Lewis at (818) 832-0942.

Northridge: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division Burglary Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating a possible victim of a burglary.

In the course of an investigation of a residential burglary that occurred in Northridge, detectives located 103 family photographs believed to belong to an additional victim or victims of a burglary. It is presumed that the owner of the photographs also resides in the area.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Ian Lewis, Devonshire Division Detectives at (818) 832-0971. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Use of Force Incident in Hollenbeck Division NRF016-20jc

The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of a disturbing video capturing a portion of an interaction between an individual and two uniformed officers in the City's Hollenbeck Area. We discovered this video the same day that the interaction occurred and took immediate action.
 
The incident occurred April 27, 2020 when two uniformed officers responded to a radio call of a trespassing suspect in the 2400 block of Houston Street. At that location the two officers made contact with a male trespass suspect and directed him to leave the private property. During the course of the investigation a physical altercation occurred between the suspect and one of the officers, resulting in the officer receiving minor injuries to his hand. The suspect had abrasions to his head and face but refused medical attention.
 
A uniformed supervisor responded to the scene and initiated a preliminary investigation consistent with the Department's reportable use of force protocols. A community member who reportedly witnessed some portion of the altercation provided the supervisor with a copy of a cell phone video taken. Upon review of the content of the cell phone video and the involved officer's body worn video, the supervisor notified his commanding officer and investigators of the Internal Affairs Group responded to conduct a personnel complaint investigation.
 
The trespass suspect was released from custody from Hollenbeck station pending further investigation.
 
A formal complaint investigation has been initiated by Internal Affairs Group due to the serious nature of the alleged misconduct. At the direction of the Chief of Police the investigation involving the force used by the officer will be investigated by the Department's Force Investigation Division.
 
The LAPD closely scrutinizes all uses of force, as we hold every officer to our high standards. While we are withholding judgement on the actions of the involved officer at this time, the officer has been assigned home pending further investigation. Additionally, the Department has notified the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Justice System Integrity Division who is monitoring this investigation as well as the Department's Office of the Inspector General.

Officer Involved Shooting Outside of County NRF018-20ne

 
The Los Angeles Police Department was notified early Sunday morning about a disturbing incident involving three of our employees, that occurred just after 1:00 am in an unincorporated area of Apple Valley.


San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to a shooting call at the Stoddard Wells Off-Highway Vehicle Area. They arrived to find one of our three employees, an off-duty police officer, suffering from a gunshot wound. The officer was airlifted to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition and expected to survive. A second employee, an off-duty supervisor, was not injured by the third accused employee, identified as Police Officer III Ismael Tamayo, assigned to the Department's Newton Division.

Uniform personnel from the SBCSD located Ismael Tamayo nearby and he was taken into custody. At the time of his arrest he was in possession a firearm.

Ismael Tamayo was booked for Attempted Murder 664/187(a) PC.

Investigators from the LAPD's Force Investigation Division of Professional Standards Bureau, responded to the scene and initiated an administrative investigation. The Department is fully cooperating with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office in their criminal investigation.

In response to the arrest, Police Chief Michel Moore expressed disappointment and frustration, "The events overnight culminating in the serious injury to our off-duty officer, apparently at the hands of another member of this Department, give me great concern. I spoke earlier this morning with San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon, pledging our full support of their criminal investigation. I am thankful our injured officer is in stable condition and expected to survive. I am committed to determining what and how this occurred."

Officer Tamayo has been relieved of his police powers pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigation.

Please contact SBSD PIO for further at pio@sbcsd.org.


Oficial Involucrado En Un Tiroteo Fuera del Condado NRF018-20jc

***Actualización ***

La ortografía del nombre del oficial ha sido corregida a Ismael Tamayo.

El departamento de policía de Los Ángeles (LAPD) fue notificado el domingo por la mañana de un inquietante incidente involucrando a tres de nuestros empleados, que ocurrió después de la 1:00 a.m. en un área no incorporada de Apple Valley.

Agentes del Alguacil del Condado de San Bernardino (SBCSD) acudieron a una llamada de un tiroteo en el área de vehículos off-road Stoddard Wells. Al llegar, los alguaciles encontraron a uno de tres de nuestros empleados, un oficial en su día libre, impactado por una bala. El oficial fue trasladado por helicóptero a un hospital cercano, está en estado estable, y se espera que sobreviva. El segundo oficial, un supervisor en su día libre, no fue herido por el tercer y acusado empleado identificado como Oficial de Policía III Ismail Tamayo, asignado a la división Newton.

Agentes uniformados de SBCSD encontraron a Ismail Tamayo y fue puesto bajo custodia. Cuando fue arrestado, él estaba en posesión de un arma.

Ismail Tamayo fue encarcelado bajo el cargo 664/187 del código penal, intento de asesinato.

Investigadores de la sección de investigación de uso de fuerza (FID; Force Investigation Division) de la oficina de estándares profesionales del LAPD acudió a la escena e inició una investigación administrativa. El departamento está cooperando plenamente con SBCSD en su investigación criminal.

El jefe de la policía Michel Moore expreso decepción y frustración con respecto al incidente diciendo, "Los eventos durante la noche que culminaron en una herida grave a nuestro oficial en su día libre, aparentemente a mano de otro miembro de este departamento, me causan gran preocupación. Esta mañana, hable con el alguacil John McMahon, prometiendo nuestro apoyo completo de su investigación criminal. Estoy agradecido de que el oficial herido está en estado estable y se espera que sobreviva. Me comprometo a determinar el que y como ocurrió esto."

El oficial Tamayo ha sido desposeído de sus funciones policiales en la espera de la investigación.

Para más información, favor de contactar SBCSD PIO (portavoz de SBCSD) pio@sbcsd.org.