LA County Police Wrongful Death List 2007-2014 Youth for Justice 2014
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COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City Philip Miller 43 Male Black 1/10/2007 9714 S. Avalon Blvd. South Central LA Miller was unarmed man walking out of a building behind someone who had been shot by someone else. Said he was "reaching for his waistband." Mathew Powell 24 Male Black 1/22/2007 671 S. Coronado Place Mid-City (LA) Jose Carlos Perez Hernandez 36 Male Latino 2/8/2007 9201 State St. South Gate Officers claimed Hernandez pulled a gun out of his waistband. Francisco Mondragon Saucedo 24 Male Latino 2/11/2007 5035 Echo St. Highland Park (LA) Called to mental health facility; officers claimed they shot because Saucedo approached with "sharp object." Jose Millan 27 Male Latino 2/11/2007 10218 Brockway St. El Monte Marcellus Wright 25 Male Black 2/24/2007 Broadway Place and 36th Place South Central LA Antonio Bland (photo left) 25 Male Black 3/4/2007 Gramercy Place and Exposition Blvd. South Central LA David Weisman 34 Male White 3/13/2007 5034 Cahuenga Blvd. Toluca Lake Jaime Flores 29 Male Latino 4/2/2007 10727 Inglewood Ave. Lennox Edmund Wong 40 Male Latino 4/6/2007 9404 Pico Vista Downey Police stated they recovered pellet guns. John Goudeaux 45 Male White 4/9/2007 17600 Runnymede St. Lake Balboa Police claimed victim was naked and armed with a metal rod. Luis Salinas 23 Male Latino 4/11/2007 15444 Nordhoff St. North Hills According to the LAPD, the incident took place in a church parking lot at Langdon Avenue and Rayen Street in the North San Fernando Valley, where, Salinas drove a car that collided with other cars in the lot. He also allegedly attacked a male employee of the church. Also according to the LAPD, Officer Jerold Chase from LAPD Mission Division tried to pull Salinas off the employee, Salinas “got Chase's baton out of its ring and hit him with it, striking the officer's head,” and Chase fired his weapon, killing Salinas. Javier Chavez 30 Male Latino 4/14/2007 3608 W. 30th St. South Central LA Pedro Renteria (photo left) 21 Male Latino 4/26/2007 1418 W. 225th St. Harbor-Gateway (LA) Antonio Escareal 51 Male API 5/1/2007 22729 South Neptune Carson Antonio Escareal’s death is listed by some media as an officer-involved homicide. But the YJC can find no further information, and has not confirmed this with the Coroner’s Office. Therefore, we listed the death in the report while we seek – and encourage others to seek – additional information. But we did not include this death in our report’s data or overall analysis. Richard Tyson (photo left) 20 Male Black 5/9/2007 906 Victor Ave. Inglewood Police were chasing Tyson, “thought he was reaching for his waistband,” shot multiple times. Andrew MacEarchern 52 Male White 5/10/2007 Sepulveda Blvd. and Rosecrans Ave. El Segundo Officers claimed MacEarchem “had a knife on his belt.” Juan Velasco 30 Male Latino 5/11/2007 5900 Block of Southside Drive East Los Angeles Ventura Saenz 19 Male Latino 5/12/2007 Pixley Ave. and Muriel Ave. Compton Saenz was stopped for making an illegal u-turn; shot in the face. (Fourth law enforcement shooting in four days.) Carlos Ornelas 43 Male Latino 5/16/2007 10000 Foothill Blvd. Lake View Ronald Ball (photo left) 60 Male Black 5/19/2007 156 W. 32nd St. South Central LA According to LAPD Newton Division narcotics officers (who were in plain clothes and driving a plain van working surveillance), “spotted a group of about five people, both black and Latino, making a drug transaction.” The LAPD claimed that the officers got out and detained two suspects in handcuffs, that Ball ran away and was chased by Det. Eric Armstrong, that Ball got underneath a car, that Armstrong got down on the ground, reached in, and began pulling him out, that Ball then pulled out a gun (from under the car), and Armstrong shot him.” PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.youth4justice.org LA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City Jamar Witherspoon 18 Male Black 5/28/2007 E. 89th St. and Main St. South Central LA LAPD officer claimed he "saw a handgun in his waistband," and shot Witherspoon. Juan Sanchez 21 Male Latino 5/30/2007 3207 California Avenue Huntington Park Detrick Ford (photo left) 20 Male Black 6/13/2007 122 E. 120th St. South Central LA Police claimed Ford “had a knife.” Aaron Borden 26 Male Black 6/26/2007 4014 S. Hobart Blvd. South Central LA William Vasquez (photo left) 43 Male Latino 7/2/2007 18325 Mansel Ave. Torrance Torrance Police Department responded to a call for “a man who had a knife cuts on his stomach and was threatening to kill himself.” Torrance PD gave no additional details except that “officer-involved shooting occurred.” Vazquez was shot several times. Charlie Wilson 20 Male Black 7/14/2007 2609 231st St. Torrance Shaun McCoy 22 Male Black 7/14/2007 2609 231st St. Torrance Police shot and killed McCoy and Wilson “when confronted.” Victor Garcia 14 Male Latino 7/19/2007 Venice Blvd. and Cattaraugus Ave. Palms (Los Angeles) Deshawn Adams 24 Male Black 7/22/2007 1825 West Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena Officers claimed Adams had a gun, and shot him. Then officers said Adams was in possession of a fake gun. Mark Gregg (photo left) 25 Male White 7/24/2007 1452 N. Martel Ave. Hollywood (LA) Las Virgenes Road Santa Monica Arturo Guzman 29 Male Latino 8/4/2007 and Piuma Canyon Road Mountains Park Ranger shot Guzman in the head because Guzman allegedly “bumped him” with his car. John Rico 30 Male Latino 8/9/2007 5243 N. Huntington Dr. El Sereno (East LA) Anita Delgado 39 Female Latina 8/9/2007 13935 Foothill Blvd. Sylmar Delgado allegedly pointed gun at officers. According to police, "Her gun turned out to be a plastic semi-automatic replica." Peter Rodriguez 23 Male Latino 8/14/2007 1500 N. Herbert Ave. South El Monte Officers approached Rodriguez while he was "writing graffiti." They claim Rodriguez “dropped spray can, pulled out a gun, and shot the police car.” Brent McKinney 45 Male Black 8/14/2007 2500 East Cesar Chavez Avenue East Los Angeles Rickey Harvey 20 Male Black 8/21/2007 13320 Doty Ave. Hawthorne Alonso Cardenas 41 Male Latino 9/2/2007 823 Summit Ave. Pasadena Elaine Coleman 20 Female Black 9/9/2007 14427 Lemoli Ave. Hawthorne Jovon Talley-Ford 27 Male Black 10/4/2007 202 E. Hazel St. Inglewood José Jimenez 30 Male Latino 11/10/07 59th Street and Hooper Avenue South Central LA Jose Jimenez’ death is listed by some media as an officer-involved homicide. But the YJC can find no further information, and has not confirmed this with the Coroner’s Office. Therefore, we listed the death in the report while we seek – and encourage others to seek – additional information. But we did not include this death in our report’s data or overall analysis. Glen Boldware 47 Male Black 1/4/2008 1841 Sawtelle Blvd. Sawtelle (West LA) Police claimed Boldware was holding a gun but later admitted it was a lighter. Police followed him and shot him from an unmarked car as he walked towards them. Ronald Boone 20 Male Black 1/29/2008 Crenshaw Blvd. and West Slauson South Central LA Edwin Rivera (photo left) 20 Male Latino 2/7/2008 19828 Welby Way Winnetka Rivera was known to law enforcement as having “long-term mental health issues.” Juan Carlos Castillo Maldonado 22 Male Latino 2/16/2008 South Park View St. and Ocean View Pico Union (LA) Daniel Leon 22 Male Latino 2/21/2008 Estara Ave. and Drew St. Glassel Park (LA) Byron San Jose 25 Male Latino 2/27/2008 Valerio St. and Kester Ave. Van Nuys Carlos Arevalo 22 Male Latino 2/29/2008 3411 Loosmore St. Cypress Park (LA) PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / email@example.com / www.youth4justice.org 2 LA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 3 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City Maurice Leroy Cox (photo left) 38 Male Black 3/1/2008 Slauson Ave. and Crenshaw Blvd. South Central LA Cox was an unarmed motorist who was holding a cigarette lighter that police “thought was a gun.” Lawrence Smith 24 Male Black 3/4/2008 5160 Vineland Ave. North Hollywood (LA) Sergio Rojas 21 Male Latino 3/12/2008 1491 N. Indiana St. East Los Angeles Rojas was shot while running away. Marco Ernesto Avila 33 Male Latino 3/13/2008 Watson Ave. and East L St. Wilmington Gang enforcement officers from LAPD's South Bureau claimed they saw Avila committing a traffic violation on a bicycle. They claimed he dropped his bike and started fighting with police. Rodney Sandberg 24 Male White 3/15/2008 1820 Torrance Blvd. Torrance Police were called to respond to a suicide attempt. They shot Sandberg when he allegedly advanced towards officers with knife. Mohammad Usman Chaudhry (photo left) 21 Male Asian 3/25/2008 1435 N. Curson Ave. Hollywood (LA) Chaudhry was autistic. Officer claimed Chaudhry attacked him with a knife. Federal jury found he lied, used excessive force, and awarded family $1.7 million. Sergio Sedillo 26 Male Latino 4/3/2008 Eubank Ave. and E. Pacific Coast Hwy Wilmington Jonathan Taylor 24 Male Black 4/11/2008 831 S. Nash St. El Segundo Fernando Cortez 21 Male Latino 4/12/2008 1526 E. 92nd St. South Central LA Police claimed Cortez “pulled a handgun out of his pocket." Richard Dale 54 Male White 4/19/2008 2266 Torrance Blvd. Torrance Marco Gomez 31 Male Latino 5/2/2008 1458 E. 23rd St. South Central LA Officers from the LAPD’s Newton Division Gang Enforcement Detail responded to a house call, entered and shot Gomez. Police claim he was armed. Samuel Om (photo left) 21 Male Asian 5/3/2008 West 7th St. and S. Westmoreland Ave Pico Union (LA) At end of car chase, police claim Om approached police with gun. Michael Byoune (photo left) 19 Male Black 5/11/2008 3003 West Manchester Blvd. Inglewood Police fired at a “slow-moving” approaching car, killing Byoune, an unarmed passenger. Glenn Rose 25 Male White 5/13/2008 320 S. 1st Ave. Covina Police chased Rose in an allegedly stolen car, shooting and killing him. Carlos Rivera 17 Male Latino 5/17/2008 128 W. 45th St. South Central LA Police claim Rivera “approached officers with gun.” Roketi Mosesue (photo left) 46 Male API 5/17/2008 3440 E. 67th St. Long Beach Police claimed Mosesue was a “disturbed person” who they “tried to arrest, got scared” and shot him. After the shooting, officers were "confronted by 40 people," followed by Samoan community protests. Frank Filomeno Alejo 28 Male Latino 5/20/2008 3207 E. 6th St. East Los Angeles Police claimed Alejo ran from police, then “stopped to point his gun” at them, and was shot. Ilda Grasso 52 Female Latina 6/10/2008 S. Garfield Ave. and E. Hellman Ave. Alhambra Grasso was stopped for speeding. Officer thought he “saw a gun,” and shot her. Bryan Moore 26 Male Black 6/26/2008 1000 E. 150th St. Compton Sheriffs Deputies claim: “They instructed Moore to show his hands. Moore then looked at one of the deputies and was about to turn in his direction. Fearing for his safety, the deputy fired his gun.” Ruben Walton Ortega 23 Male Black 7/1/2008 11100 Crenshaw Blvd. Inglewood Gang task force officers responding to “a call about men loitering,” chased Ortega and shot him. Claimed he had his hand “in his waistband.” Kevin Wicks 38 Male Black 7/21/2008 100 N. Hillcrest Blvd. Inglewood Officers shot at front door of Wicks’ house when they responded to a call about a domestic disturbance, killing Wicks. Police were at the wrong address. Wicks was home alone PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.youth4justice.org LA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City Christian Portillo 34 Male Latino 7/24/2008 11010 Dalerose Ave. Inglewood Portillo was unarmed, sitting in his car in his driveway. When police approached the car, they claim Portillo was "physically startled," causing them to shoot. Family received $750,000 settlement on 8/31/2010. Jesse Moore 56 Male Black 7/31/2008 South Central Ave. and Wilde St. Skid Row (LA) Police claim they shot Moore because he had a knife. Eric Lewis Liebowitz 35 Male White 8/5/2008 5800 Balcom Ave. Encino Police say they shot because Liebowitz was armed with gun. Witnesses said victim had mental health issues. Gerardo Arvallo 32 Male Latino 8/10/2008 3169 Los Flores Blvd. Lynwood Allegedly armed with a gun in his house, police moved in and shot Arvallo. Eddie Franco 56 Male Latino 8/31/2008 475 S. Market St. Inglewood Franco was a homeless man who, according to police, “reached for his waistband.” Bystanders said they heard no commands, just sudden shooting - (at least 13 shots). Joshua Stephenson 25 Male Black 10/1/2008 3205 Burton Ave. Rosemead Police said Stephenson was “armed with a pole.” Abraham Sanchez 33 Male Latino 10/18/08 11614 Atlantic Blvd. Lynwood Police claimed Sanchez “reached for his waistband,” then said "a jagged, 8-inch piece of concrete was recovered at the scene." Joshua Maravilla 20 Male White 10/27/08 El Segundo Blvd. and Compton Ave. Compton Alejandro Erazo 25 Male Latino 11/8/2008 California Ave. and Frederick St. Venice (LA) Police said they shot Erazo when he got out of the car, because he refused to comply with officers' orders." Dontaze Storey Jr. 29 Male Black 11/11/08 W. 3rd St. and New Hampshire Ave. Koreatown (LA) Storey was unarmed. He was shot in torso, leg and mouth in front of family. Police said his “cell phone looked like a gun.” Omar Garcia 24 Male Latino 11/17/08 2370 S. Azusa Ave. West Covina Salvador Zepeda Alarcon 18 Male Latino 11/30/08 801 N. Humphreys Ave. East Los Angeles Alarcon was chased and shot multiple times in the back. Witnesses claimed officers “planted pistol.” Victor Francisco Tejeda 17 Male Latino 12/17/08 801 E. Holt Ave. Pomona Kami Stevens 40 Female White 12/26/08 1021 Coronado Ave. Long Beach According to LBPD, officers were called to the scene of a domestic dispute and found Stevens, “distraught and on the rook with a handgun.” Officers shot and killed here claiming that she “pointed the gun at them.” Saul Soriano 41 Male Latino 1/1/2009 14122 Terrabella St. Arleta Ricardo Badillo 22 Male Latino 1/24/2009 826 W. 137th St. Compton Leroy Barnes Jr. 38 Male Black 2/19/2009 Mentone St. and Washington Blvd. Pasadena Victoria Fox 53 Female White 3/6/2009 8455 La Tuna Canyon Shadow Hills Steven Hernandez 23 Male Latino 3/7/2009 6515 Albany St. Huntington Park Hernandez was chased and shot multiple times. He was unarmed. Investigators later revealed that he was not involved in robbery they were responding to. Cesar Ramirez 25 Male Latino 3/11/2009 2679 Menlo Ave. South Central LA After a car chase, where Ramirez allegedly shot at officers, he was shot and killed. A friend posted online that one of Ramirez’ friends had been shot by police earlier that day. Sammie Richardson 59 Male Black 3/12/2009 E. 4th St. and S. San Pedro St. Skid Row (LA) After a car chase, Richardson was shot in the head Ernesto Castaneda 22 Male Latino 3/25/2009 3553 Temple City Blvd. Rosemead Castaneda was mentally ill. Officers claimed he “approached with knife,” and they shot and killed him. Erik Garcia 18 Male Latino 4/16/2009 5728 Santa Fe Ave. Vernon Officers claimed Garcia “Put his hands up then reached for a replica (fake) handgun." Gene Valdez 18 Male Latino 4/26/2009 816 N. Santa Fe Ave. Compton Deputies were chasing Valdez and claim he pointed a gun. Gun allegedly in Valdez’ possession was a “replica (fake) pistol.” Raul Castillo Razo 15 Male Latino 4/27/2009 11300 Firestone Blvd. Norwalk Police claim Razo “turned gun on officers.” James Tuggle 29 Male Black 5/3/2009 1229 Cedar Ave. Long Beach PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / email@example.com / www.youth4justice.org 4 LA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 5 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City Marcus Smith 31 Male Black 5/17/2009 822 S. Osage Ave. Inglewood Police claim Smith drew a gun while being dispersed from a party. Four officers shot multiple times. Witnesses say Smith slipped on the stairs, and was shot with his hands up. Socrates Siqueiros 21 Male Latino 5/24/2009 15th St. and Henderson Ave. Long Beach Police were chasing Siquieros when they claim he turned to them with a gun, and they (police) shot him. (Third officer-involved shooting in Long Beach that week.) Wilford Hunton 18 Male Black 5/28/2009 Long Beach Freeway at Willow Ave. Long Beach In a car chase with police, officers shot three people, killing Hunton. (One police officer injured by police fire.) Mitchell Marien 23 Male White 5/28/2009 17844 Lakewood Blvd. Bellflower Off-duty officer said Marien had a knife. Richard Cabrales 20 Male Latino 6/5/2009 3819 E. 6th St. East Los Angeles Cabrales was shot during a parole search. Pedro Fernandez 24 Male Latino 7/6/2009 11346 Iowa Ave. Sawtelle (West LA) Fernandez allegedly approached officers "with an object in his hand," and was shot and killed. Woodrow Player III (photo left) 22 Male Black 7/10/2009 11254 S. Berendo Ave. South Central LA Player was shot in the back while running away. He was unarmed; officers “thought cell phone was a gun.” Jose Jimenez 16 Male Latino 7/24/2009 Meeker Ave. and Mildred St. El Monte Officer was chasing two people and claimed he shot when one reached for a gun. Howard Gross 57 Male White 8/1/2009 9243 Ramona Blvd. Rosemead Jessie Long 19 Male Black 8/6/2009 49th St. and Wadsworth Ave. South Central LA Long was unarmed and sitting in a car when he was shot. Guillermo Saucedo 23 Male Latino 8/7/2009 12716 Waldorf Drive Lynwood Ezequiel Jacobo 33 Male Latino 8/8/2009 6 Squaw Peak Lane Carson Oran Douglas III 37 Male Black 8/9/2009 919 W. 68th St. South Central LA Wilson Victorian 59 Male Black 9/4/2009 265 Dominguez St. Carson Police responded to an alleged robbery and shot Voctorian. Robert Brown 84 Male Black 9/6/2009 10803 S. Avalon Blvd. South Central LA Brown was suspected of shooting a manager at his retirement home, and then the police shot him. Darrick Collins (photo left) 36 Male Black 9/14/2009 1234 Poindexter Ave. South Central LA Officers claimed to be responding to a call regarding a burglary followed Collins toward his own home. Collins was shot in the back of the neck through a closed wooden gate leading into his own backyard. He was not involved in any robbery. Officers claimed that Collins "reached for his waistband." However, it was impossible to see into the back yard through the gate. Leopoldo Huizar 24 Male Latino 9/20/2009 11650 Imperial Hwy. Norwalk Officers said they "encountered a suspicious male," then claimed Huizar reached for his waistband. Felipe Valdovinos 27 Male Latino 9/20/2009 Alondra Blvd. and 710 Freeway Compton Deputies claim they saw Valdovinos emerge from a "darkened alley and attempted to make contact with [him]." Police claim he “ran away then turned and shot at police.” Noe Escobar Reyes 41 Male Latino 9/22/2009 1993 S. Towne Ave. Pomona Efrain Lara Gutierrez 31 Male Latino 10/2/2009 18203 Renwick Road Citrus John Fulchiero 50 Male White 10/17/09 3107 Midvale Ave. Palms Julian Nolasco 25 Male Latino 11/4/09 59th St. and Avalon Blvd. South Central LA Police claim Nolasco got out of a stolen car to shoot at officers. Daniel Carlon 23 Male Latino 11/12/09 1344 1/4 Cochran Ave. Mid-Wilshire (LA) Police Responded to domestic violence complaint earlier in the day. Carlon killed his ex-girlfriend while police patrolled her apartment complex. Police then shot Carlon through apartment window. Emmanuel Alvarez 27 Male Latino 12/17/09 S. Azusa Ave. and Greenville Drive West Covina Police claim Alvarez was “armed with gun” during a traffic stop. PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.youth4justice.org LA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 6 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City John Aguilera 35 Male Latino 2/14/2010 1807 W. Badillo St. West Covina Aguilera was shot by a West Covina PD SWAT officer who claimed Aguilera was armed and had a hostage when shot. Brian Macias 17 Male Latino 2/25/2010 123 Andre St. Mayflower Macias was shot by his father – an off-duty LAPD reserve officer – at the family’s home, because Macias allegedly approached his father with a “large object.” Isaac Ornelas 30 Male Latino 3/18/2010 14252 Community St. Panorama City Officers claim Omelas reached for a weapon. Albert Valencia 32 Male Latino 3/19/2010 10316 Blumont Road South Gate Valencia died of cardiac arrest after being shot with a taser. Steven Washington 27 Male Black 3/20/2010 856 S. Vermont Ave. Koreatown (LA) LAPD gang officers stopped Washington walking on the street. He was unarmed. Family members say Washington had learning disabilities and was afraid of strangers. Police claimed Washington “reached for his waistband.” He was shot in the head. Stephen Bours 30 Male White 3/20/2010 12621 Paramount Blvd. Downey Bours was an Iraq veteran in the middle of the street with a small 7-inch hatchet, who – according to police – “approached officers” and was shot at least 8 times. Mario Jaramillo 43 Male Latino 3/27/2010 10801 S. Prairie Ave. Inglewood Jaramillo was stabbing himself, and police shot him. Julio Garcia 46 Male Latino 4/22/2010 8305 Atlantic Ave. Cudahy Lejoy Grissom 27 Male Black 4/25/2010 Motor Avenue and Venice Boulevard Palms (West LA) Grissom was shot with his hands up. Police claim he “reached for his waistband.” Donovan Morris 34 Male Black 5/10/2010 21000 Block of Victory Boulevard Canoga Park Police claim Morris turned toward them with gun drawn. Andrew Caprio 42 Male White 5/24/2010 101 Freeway at Van Nuys Boulevard Sherman Oaks After a car chase from Los Angeles to Monrovia and back to Los Angeles, police claim Caprio “emerged (from the car) with a knife, and started to throw knife” at officer. Alfred Pouliot 27 Male Latino 5/26/2010 434 Potrero Grande Monterey Park Jose Flores 19 Male Latino 5/27/2010 400 S. Park View St. Pico Union (LA) LAPD Officer April Harding claimed in a statement that two gang unit officers responded to “a call and tried to stop Flores, who was running by West 6th and South Park View streets near MacArthur Park, said LAPD. She further claimed that “Officers saw a handgun in the man’s hand, and he refused to drop the weapon. That’s when the officer-involved shooting took place.” LAPD also claim that Flores was a “known gang member engaged in a drug deal.” Oscar Morales 21 Male Latino 5/27/2010 8327 Burnet Ave. North Hills (SFV-LA) Police were called for service related to mental health issues and suicide threats. Morales grabbed a fireplace poker and police shot multiple rounds. Anthony Aguilar 25 Male Latino 6/9/2010 1850 Morningside Crt. Azusa Police pulled over to talk to a “suspicious looking” couple, claim Aguilar reached for his waistband, and they shot him. No weapon was found. Dexter Luckett 23 Male Black 6/16/2010 16131 Eucalyptus Ave. Bellflower According to LASD deputies, they responded to a call of gunshots fired, were directed to an apartment complex, and Luckett “matched the description” of the alleged shooter. According to the LASD, “a deputy ordered Luckett to raise his hands, walk to the radio car and place his hands on the hood,” and deputies claim that Luckett raised his hands then allegedly “dropped his left hand toward his waistband.” LASD claimed that Luckett was shot twice. The County Coroner’s report show that he was shot twice. No weapon was found. Daniel Garcia 32 Male Latino 6/20/2010 513 Emmett Williams Way Montebello According to officers, Garcia was shot because he “had a knife.” Zachary Champommier 18 Male White 6/24/2010 12175 Ventura Blvd. Studio City LASD claims that Champommier ran his car toward them (LASD deputies working with DEA officers). Sheriff deputy shot twice and killed Champommier. Javier Rueda 28 Male Latino 7/10/2010 Penrose Street and Claybeck Avenue Sun Valley At the end of a car chase, police claim Rueda emerged from the car shooting at officers. Police also, claimed “he was a gang member and a parolee.” Luciano Reyes 35 Male Latino 7/16/2010 11963 Phillippi Ave. Pacoima Police claim Reyes was armed with a gun. PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / email@example.com / www.youth4justice.org LA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 7 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City Pedro Santa Cruz 40 Male Latino 7/21/2010 E Street and McDonald Avenue Wilmington Officers claim Santa Cruz was punching police officer, and another officer thought “he was stabbing him” and shot him. Leonel Mateos 20 Male Latino 8/28/2010 Washington Blvd. and Arlington Ave. Arlington Hts. (LA) Police said Mateos was hitting a car window with a baseball bat, so was shot by police. Manuel Ramirez 37 Male Latino 9/5/2010 West 6th Street and South Union Ave. Pico Union (LA) Allegedly, Ramirez was holding a knife, and walking drunkenly. Police shot him in the head 3 times. Residents at the scene yelled at the police, and crowds protested for several days. Jack Schlesinger 25 Male White 9/28/2010 1633 W. Temple St. Temple-Beaudry (LA) Reginald Linthicum 43 Male Black 10/4/2010 1360 West 6th Street San Pedro James Davis (photo left) 18 Male Black 10/7/2010 2048 E. 114th St. Watts (S. Central LA) Davis’ mother moved to Moreno Valley to get James away from the violence in LA. He was visiting his family in Watts, and was shot once in the back while “running away.” Several witnesses say that when he stopped by police, he dropped a gun and surrendered. The crowd that formed after the shooting was called an “angry mob” by the police, and they issued a tactical alert in response. But the crowds according to the YJC and several community intervention groups at the scene was upset, but peaceful. Johnathan Cuevas (photo left) 20 Male Latino 10/10/10 Long Beach Blvd. and Josephine St. Lynwood Cuevas was stopped by Sheriffs deputies while walking home. Because he was on Probation, he panicked and ran. He was shot in the back while “running away.” The autopsy also revealed what witnesses claimed – that deputies flipped Jonathan over and also shot him in the front. James Ramirez 33 Male Latino 10/22/10 9th Street and Broadway Santa Monica Robert Thomas 21 Male Black 11/8/2010 1665 E. 123rd St. Willowbrook (SCLA) Thomas was chased on “suspicion” (charge unknown), then shot. Police claimed he was shot while pointing a gun at them, but he was shot 12 times in the back. Alexander Acosta 31 Male Latino 11/26/10 18500 Block of Colima Road Rowland Heights Douglas Zerby (photo left) 35 Male White 12/12/10 5333 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach According to a statement released by the LBPD, 2 Long Beach police officers responded to a 911 call at 4:40 p.m. from a neighbor reporting “an intoxicated man holding a six shooter that looked like an antique gun.” According to Sgt. Dina Zapalski, a spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department, “the officers had a position of cover and were observing the suspect while other officers were en route.” Zerby was in a seated position when he allegedly “extended his arms while holding the gun-like object and pointed it at an officer.” Investigators later determined that Zerby was actually holding a black pistol-grip water nozzle with a metal tip. Zerby was shot in the torso with a shotgun and handgun. Jose Olguin Cabanas 41 Male Latino 12/19/10 2100 Block of Pine Avenue Long Beach Kevin Wooten 23 Male Black 12/25/10 9900 Grape St. Watts (S. Central LA) Dnary Fowler 19 Male Black ½/2011 8759 S. McKinley Place Watts (S. Central LA) Derrick Abernathy 20 Male Black 1/8/2011 8000 Wadsworth Avenue Watts (S. Central LA) Abernathy was shot when exiting a vehicle. He had no contact with police. Nestor Torres 37 Male Latino 1/11/2011 Floral Drive and Brannick Avenue East Los Angeles Police claim Torres was armed and shooting. However, witnesses deny police story. Reginald Doucet Jr. (photo left) 25 Male Black 1/14/2011 5625 Crescent Park W. Playa Vista (W. LA) Doucet was naked, unarmed and according to police “behaving erratically” when he was shot by law enforcement. Carlos Heredia Jr. 17 Male Latino 1/18/2011 22115 Roscoe Blvd. West Hills Earl Rhodes 48 Male Black 1/24/2011 951 E. 107th St. South Central LA Rhodes was unarmed and had mental health issues when he was shot by law enforcement. Miguel Sanchez Jr. 21 Male Latino 2/15/2011 1509 W. 224th St. Harbor Gateway Stephen Bullock 33 Male Black 2/18/2011 932 E. New York Dr. Altadena David McMahon 49 Male White 2/19/2011 4618 Fountain Ave. Hollywood (LA) Authorities claim McMahon “displayed a handgun” while running away. Christopher Glass 17 Male Black 3/1/2011 533 E. Ave P-14 Palmdale Roger Williams 41 Male Black 3/3/2011 Raymond Avenue and Florence Ave. South Central LA Police claim Williams had a gun, but no gun was found. Justin Ford 23 Male Black 3/12/2011 740 W. El Segundo Harbor Gateway (LA) According to police, Ford was shot when "he removed what they thought was a handgun from his waist." A replica (fake) pistol was found. Jesucita Ortega 25 Female Latina 3/17/2011 3190 Pine Avenue Long Beach PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.youth4justice.org LA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City Jorge Jimenez 31 Male Latino 3/28/2011 1321 S. Greenwood Montebello Authorities claim Jimenez death is an example of “suicide by cop” in which “a suspect challenges police in order to be shot." Sergio Salazar 53 Male Latino 4/4/2011 13652 1/2 Dronfield Sylmar Jose Monteon Jr. 19 Male Latino 4/8/2011 153 E. Avenue R-4 Palmdale Frank Johnson 59 Male Black 4/13/2011 2420 Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica Edgar Battad 63 Male Asian 4/24/2011 123 E. Newmark Ave. Monterey Park Jose Solorio 46 Male Latino 4/27/2011 1761 E. 115th St. Watts (S. Central LA) Brenda Williams 57 Female Black 4/27/2011 10020 Anzac Ave. Watts (S. Central LA) Williams was deaf and had mental health issues, (both facts reported when his daughter called 911). Due to her hearing disability, Williams did not hear police commands. She was shot, kicked over, and shot again in front of her family. Hector Hernandez 36 Male Latino 5/9/2011 1508 Arapahoe St. Pico Union (LA) Dale Garrett 51 Male Black 5/10/2011 West 5th Street and Spring Street Downtown LA Police claim Garrett was holding a knife, turned toward undercover detective, and was shot. William Lusk 19 Male Latino 5/25/2011 11702 S. Central Ave. Watts (S. Central LA) Police claim Lusk was shot after he "reached into his pocket as if he was reaching for a weapon." No weapon was found. Chritopher Colonel 21 Male Latino 5/25/2011 9824 San Miguel Ave. South Gate Police claim Colonel was shot because he was “holding a knife.” Mario Vanegas 45 Male Latino 6/22/2011 3800 W. 27th St. South Central LA Police claim Vanegas "charged at them with a knife" William Quiros Jr. 32 Male Latino 6/23/2011 12853 S. Prairie Ave. Hawthorne Officer claimed he “felt a weapon on his (Quiros’) waistband” during pat-down and shot him. Martin Osuna Aguilar 23 Male Latino 6/27/2011 8911 S. Atlantic Ave. South Gate Michael Maguire 36 Male White 7/1/2011 6139 Rosebay St. Long Beach Nahun Garcia 23 Male Latino 7/13/2011 2621 Zoe Ave. Huntington Park Jose Torres 33 Male Latino 7/18/2011 10461 Ilex Ave. Pacoima Derrick Sites 39 Male White 7/20/2011 3435 S. Broadway Street South Central LA Maria Ruvalcaba 29 Female Latina 7/22/2011 300 Block of Ann Street Chinatown (LA) Police were called to domestic disturbance. When they arrived, Ruvalcaba was locked in the bathroom. According to police, she exited the bathroom with a knife and was shot. Christopher Moreno 38 Male Latino 7/30/2011 515 Echandia St. East Los Angeles Ismael Lopez 29 Male Latino 8/26/2011 301 E. Ann St. Long Beach Police were called to a supermarket because of a fight. Lopez had come to the parking lot to check on a friend, but was not part of the fight. When police arrived, the crowd fled. Lopez was shot because “ one of the suspects did something that made the officer "fear for his safety and/or the safety of the other officers." He was unarmed. Maurice Shepard 55 Male Black 8/26/2011 126 W. D St. Wilmington Antonio Diaz 49 Male Latino 9/6/2011 153 West 101 Street South Central LA According to authorities, Diaz was shot because he had a "replica (fake) of a small-caliber revolver." There were no police injuries. Samuel Liaw 42 Male Asian 9/14/2011 202 North McPherrin Avenue Monterey Park Noel Salinas 49 Male White 9/15/2011 13982 Van Ness Avenue Gardena Police claim they "Attempted to subdue ---, but were unsuccessful." Keith Watkins 40 Male Black 9/18/2011 1100 West 53 Street South Central LA While being chased, police claim Watkins “drew a gun, and one of the officers fired.” Alberto Acosta Jr. 18 Male Latino 9/24/2011 6717 Darby Avenue Reseda (SFV – LA) Antonio Tafolla 35 Male Latino 9/30/2011 Glendale Ave and San Fernando Road Glendale Julio Sandoval 47 Male Latino 10/9/2011 7348 Vineland Ave. Sun Valley Police claim Sandoval shot at police. Victim’s son said the gun his father aimed at officers was a BB gun. The son told KTLA Channel 5 TV, “The whole time I’m just yelling, ‘Stop, my dad’s just drunk, he’s got a BB gun!” PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / email@example.com / www.youth4justice.org 8 LA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 9 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City Unknown 15 Male Latino 10/10/11 8522 South Hoover Street South Central LA The YJC received community information regarding this death as an officer-involved homicide. But the YJC can find no further information, and has not confirmed this with the Coroner’s Office. Therefore, we listed the death in the report while we seek – and encourage others to seek – additional information. But we did not include this death in our report’s data or overall analysis. Manuel Vargas 42 Male Latino 10/12/11 11390 Old School River Road Downey Darrell Logan 32 Male Black 10/13/11 3117 Heather Ave. Palmdale Andres Avila 26 Male Latino 10/16/11 929 W. Holt Ave. Pomona Michael Nida (photo left) 31 Male Latino 10/22/11 12400 Paramount Boulevard Downey Nida was unarmed, running away, and was shot 5 times, twice in the back. He was mistaken for a robbery suspect. Jason Bitz 23 Male White 10/31/11 Del Amo Blvd. and Studebaker Road Lakewood Lee Jefferson 23 Male Black 11/23/11 822 East 105 Street Watts (S. Central LA) Jorge Ocon 29 Male Latino 11/25/11 868 E. Jefferson Ave. East Los Angeles Ocon was shot in the back. He had no firearm in hand. Emiliano Amaya 39 Male Latino 12/1/2011 11423 Pioneer Blvd. Norwalk Amaya was shot in his home. Police had a search warrant for someone else. Tyler Brehm 26 Male White 12/9/2011 Vine Street and Sunset Boulevard Hollywood (LA) Roberto Rodriguez 32 Male Latino 12/17/11 474 Solano Ave. El Sereno (East LA) Police responded to a house fire, and claimed Rodriguez started shooting at officers and they shot back. Later the police changed their account and said he wasn’t shooting, but had a gun. Edgar Gonzales 19 Male Latino 12/21/11 S. Vermont Ave. and Washington Blvd. West Adams (LA) Police claimed they were following a stolen vehicle, when Gonzales got out and started shooting at officers, and they shot back. There were no officer injuries. Robert La Rue 48 Male White 12/27/11 29303 Golden Meadow Drive Rancho Palos Verdes La Rue was shot because he “had a knife.” Jazmyne Eng 40 Female Asian ¼/2012 9353 E. Valley Boulevard Rosemead According to authorities, Eng “appeared mentally ill,” and “threatened” officers with a hammer. Police reported trying to subdue her with a taser. But the Coroner’s autopsy revealed that no taser was used before the shooting. Richard Hughes 38 Male White 1/5/2012 1700 Block of Riverside Dr. Elysian Valley (LA) Police claimed Hughes lunged with a knife, and was shot dead. Police called it “suicide by cop”. Mark Miles 48 Male White 1/6/2012 5212 Colfax Ave. Valley Village Claimed Miles “lunged at them” with knife. Juan Nuñez 34 Male Latino 1/7/2012 4858 Axtell St. El Sereno (East LA) Claimed Nuñez pulled out a gun instead of putting his hands up. Christian Cobian 26 Male White 1/21/2012 44201 10th St. West Lancaster Officers approached Cobian for riding a bike without a headlight, claim he reached for his waistband and they shot him dead. No gun was found. Karapet Bulmadzhyan 22 Male White 1/22/2012 7708 Ethel Ave. Sun Valley Responded to a house call, authorities claim Bulmadzhyan was armed with a gun and refused to put it down. Steve Rodriguez 22 Male Latino 1/23/2012 1231 Cesar Chavez Monterey Park Claimed Rodriguez swung a metal bar at officers and would not put it down. Video on youtube shows differently. Donald Handy 68 Male White 2/1/2012 44924 Spearman Ave. Lancaster Claim Handy raised a sword at deputies during a house call. Ezequiel Garcia 45 Male Latino 2/16/2012 501 W. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach Shoot-out between supervising ICE agents during a job performance review at ICE offices. Robert Henning 22 Male 2/21/2012 16635 Paramount Blvd. Paramount Henning crashed during a car chase with Sheriff deputies. When he refused to exit the vehicle, he was shot. According to LASD, Henning was “suspected of being on drugs or alcohol.” Shonchy Thaopraseuth 22 Male Asian 2/23/2012 3201 Wilshire Blvd. Mid-Wilshire (LA) Thaopraseuth was chased by police by car and then shot approximately 50 times at a gas station. Frank Martinez 27 Male Latino 3/1/2012 15503 Escalona Road La Mirada Three police officers and an FBI agent killed Martinez after they saw him “reach for his pocket.” However, the County Coroner and other investigations revealed that Martinez had no weapon. PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.youth4justice.org LA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 10 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City Julien Gonzalez 24 Male Latino 3/2/2012 1250 W. Lomita Blvd. Harbor City Authorities attempted to stop Gonzalez on his bicycle and cite him for “riding without lights during hours of darkness,” police said. Officials said Gonzalez did not stop. He got off his bike and began to quickly walk away from them. The shot at him, killing him. Arturo Cabrales 22 Male Latino 3/7/2012 10321 Lou Dillon Ave. Watts (S. Central LA) Sheriff deputies conducted a traffic-stop of Cabrales in LAPD area. Deputies claim that Cabrales got out of car with a gun and began running. He was shot in the back. (Witness statements claim that a deputy sheriff entered Cabrales’ property and shot him in the back.) Kenneth Gomez 27 Male Latino 3/7/2012 Arden Drive and Freer Street Temple City During a car chase, officers claim Gomez tried to run into an officer. Garmik Kirakosian 30 Male White 3/21/2012 10700 Block of La Tuna Canyon Rd. Shadow Hills According to a report by the LAPD, “Police shot Kirakosian after he pointed a weapon at them.” Kendrec McDade (photo left) 19 Male Black 3/24/2012 751 Sunset Ave. Pasadena Police claim that officers “responded to a robbery and shot McDade several times.” Pasadena Police declined to say whether McDade was armed or to provide any further details about the shooting. Benjamin Bittner 35 Male White 3/24/2012 7462 Craner Ave. Sun Valley According to police reports, Bittner allegedly “pulled out a handgun when he approached police in his backyard.” Abdul Arian 19 Male White 4/11/2012 101 Fwy. And Canoga Ave. Woodland Hills Officials said “police fired at Arian as he tried to run away and they thought he was armed.” Xavier Gonzalez Torres 30 Male Latino 5/12/2012 15000 Block of Stafford Street City of Industry Claim they “responded to a carjacking, resulting in a car chase where Torres got out of car, firing gun.” Hernan Rubalcaba 35 Male Latino 6/1/2012 2523 Houston St. East Los Angeles According to an LAPD Spokesperson, police “saw a man with a gun, and that’s when an officer-involved shooting occurred,” killing Rubalcava. Oscar Sermeno 61 Male Latino 6/14/2012 Burbank Boulevard and Morella Ave. Valley Village Authorities claim Sermeno got out of his car with “what appeared to be a gun,” and officers shot, killing him. Name Unknown 27 Male Latino 6/21/2012 11500 Block of Atlantic Avenue Lynwood The LASD claim that the victim “put his right hand in his right pocket and charged the patrol car.” Deputies shot him in the torso several times. Juan Serna 30 Male Latino 6/25/2012 Bullis Road and Orchard Avenue Compton Sheriff deputies claim that Serna was “armed with a gun.” Deputies shot him in the head. Javier Ortiz 31 Male Latino 8/3/2012 38515 Larkin Ave. Palmdale LASD claim Ortiz took a deputy’s gun and pointed it at him. It has not been released how it was then Ortiz and not the deputy who was shot. Jonte Loven House 24 Male Black 8/8/12 4460 Cerritos Avenue Long Beach Christopher Allen Shull 25 Male White 8/28/2012 17210 Palo Verde Ave. Bellflower Authorities claim Shull was “shot during a high-speed chase.” Anthony Michael Axe 34 Male Latino 8/29/12 21200 South Figueroa Street Carson According to LASD, when Axe was approached by deputies, he tried to drive away, backing his RV into the patrol car. One deputy, thinking that “Axe could hit” his partner with the RV fired, killing Axe. LASD also released statement to reveal that “Axe was a parolee.” David Jordan 20 Male White 9/11/2012 1900 Block of East Hardwick Street Long Beach LBPD claims Jordan was “armed with a knife.” Wilfredo Fu 64 Male White 10/6/2012 2600 Block of Manhattan Place Jefferson Park (SCLA) Responding to a domestic disturbance, authorities claim Fu was armed with a knife and was shot multiple times when he advanced toward his wife with the knife. Steve Rombeau 22 Male White 10/17/12 15556 Vanowen Street Van Nuys Police claim Rombeau was “armed with a gun,” and shot during a car chase. Jilberto Gutierrez 27 Male Latino 10/18/12 555 East Hardy Street Inglewood Gutierrez was arrested the day before and got sick while being booked into custody. He was transferred to Centinala Hospital and while cuffed to the hospital gurney, LASD claim “he used his free hand to reach for the deputy’s gun, prompting the shooting.” Alexander Nestoiter 49 Male White 10/18/12 13843 Oxnard Street Valley Glen Officers were called to the scene for a “man with a knife,” but police claim “they discovered Nestoiter armed with a pistol.”They shot and killed him.” Steven Bowman 60 Male White 11/9/2012 45940 Desert Spring Drive Lancaster Car chase between Bowman and Sheriff deputies, followed by an apparent surrender and then a shoot out killing Bowman. PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / email@example.com / www.youth4justice.org LA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 11 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City Jose De La Trinidad (photo left) 36 Male Latino 11/10/12 1900 Block of East 122nd Street Willowbrook (SCLA) De La Trinidad was unarmed. Sheriff deputies officers who responded claim he got out of the car that his brother was driving, and "reached for his waistband." Family members and their lawyer "insist that Jose was standing with his hands behind his head when he was shot by deputies. They have requested an FBI investigation into the shooting" and also insist that a key witness was pressured to change her story. Jose Luis Toloza 35 Male Latino 11/14/12 12828 Cookacre Street Compton LASD claims that a foot chase led to Toloza “starting a fight” with the deputy. The deputy shot and killed him. Jeovany Mendoza 18 Male Latino 12/1/2012 14625 Saticoy Street Van Nuys LAPD claims that Mendoza was “armed with a knife and threatening a woman,” when officers shot him in the face. Carlos Carrillo 26 Male Latino 12/6/2012 1853 Whitely Avenue Hollywood Responding to domestic violence call, LAPD claims Carrillo was “armed with knife and had injured his ex-girlfriend.” Officers shot and killed him. Christopher Allen Taylor 19 Male Black 2/21/2013 6422 Keynote Street Long Beach Long Beach PD claim that Taylor “opened fire on police, after being suspected of stealing a vehicle.” Moises De La Torre 25 Male Latino 2/24/2013 Vineland and Archwood Streets North Hollywood LAPD officers responded to a radio call claiming “assault with deadly weapon,” and shot De La Torre. Sonia Angelita Castaneda Montoya 28 Female Latina 3/16/2013 915 West Holt Avenue Pomona Gang Task Force officers driving through a parking lot claim they "were confronted by a female brandishing a handgun" and then "a shooting occurred" killing Montoya. Edgar Villareal 25 Male Latino 4/9/2013 4049 Agnes Avenue Lynwood Felipe Corrales 45 Male Latino 4/25/2013 901 Truman Street San Fernando According to officers, Corrales was “wielding a tree branch the size of a baseball bat when he was shot and killed by police." Police claim that Corrales “attacked at least one of them with the branch." Brice Quinton Jefferson 24 Male Black 4/26/2013 11413 S. Vermont Ave. South Central LA Kenneth Bernard Williams 55 Male Black 5/1/2013 263 E. 5th Street Skid Row (LA) Rigoberto Arceo 34 Male Latino 5/11/2013 4105 Walnut Street Cudahy Authorities claim Arceo “exited car and advanced, trying to get their gun.” Arceo’s sister was in the passenger seat, and said he got out with his hands up and was shot down. Family has asked for a federal inquiry. Ignacio Ochoa 37 Male Latino 5/14/2013 7238 Richfield Street Paramount Christian Leonard Eaddy 25 Male Black 5/16/2013 13206 Corcoran Street Pacoima Officers claim that they “found Eaddy holding a knife and trying to stab himself with a syringe." Eaddy allegedly approached officers, when they tased him and then shot him. Charles Anthony Curl 46 Male Black 5/18/2013 1 Manchester Blvd. Inglewood Terry Laffitte 49 Male Black 5/18/2013 6104 1/2 Miramonte South Central LA Sheriff deputies claim they “saw a man riding a bicycle without headlights or tail lights who appeared to be intoxicated." They followed him home where they claim he punched them. Deputies fought with Lafitte, the family tried to intervene, and deputies then they shot him, killing him. The LASD also stated to media that "Laffitte and several of the family members who attacked deputies are gang members." William Alexander Mejia 18 Male Latino 5/21/2013 314 S. Gless Street East Los Angeles The LAPD stated that Mejia was a "known gang member carrying a revolver" and "riding a bicycle, when he pointed a gun at police." He was shot and killed. Rayshawn Marquis Brown 27 Male Black 5/23/2013 1602 E. Palmer Street Compton Ricardo Diaz Zeferino 34 Male Latino 6/2/2013 1644 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena Officers stopped two Latino men on bicycles outside a drug store after a robbery call. A man intervened, putting himself between the two men and the officers, in order to say that the two peolple who were stopped were not at fault. Officers shot and killed the man who intervened. John Samir Zawahri 23 Male White 6/7/2013 1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica Officers shot and killed Zawahri during a gun battle on the campus of Santa Monica College after Zawahri killed five people and injured four others beginning with the killing of his father and older brother at te family’s Santa Monica home. Ceaser Joe Mendoza 24 Male Latino 6/22/2013 15613 Loukelton Street La Puente De’Angelo Lopez (photo left) 22 Male Black 6/27/2013 1127 W. Arbutus St. Compton Responding to a burglary call, deputies shot Lopez when he was attempting to jump over the back wall of the home. LASD claim he jumped the wall and simultaneously pointed a gun at a deputy. He was shot and killed. Eugene Mallory 80 Male White 6/27/2013 36644 117th St. East Antelope Valley David Garcia 34 Male Latino 6/30/2013 12685 Van Nuys Blvd. Pacoima PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.youth4justice.org LA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 12 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City Juan Diaz Chavez 37 Male White 7/16/2013 1801 West Pico Blvd. Pico Union (LA) Chavez was killed by undercover gang unit officers in an unmarked car monitoring a candlelight vigil. LAPD said "Chavez appeared to stare at the officers as he walked toward the vehicle, and as he passed, he reached into his waistband." They shot and killed him. Neighbors and friends claim that Chavez was a security guard going to the vigil for the death of his friend. Robert Michael McAfee 29 Male Latino 7/19/2013 6871 Duchess Drive Whittier Luis Alonzo Juarez 42 Male Latino 7/25/2013 1319 S. Long Beach Blvd. Compton Mitchell Thomas Allison 42 Male White 8/16/2013 505 Susana Avenue Redondo Beach Justo Quintero 30 Male White 8/18/2013 1007 Arroyo Verde Road South Pasadena Patrick Othro Sullivan 74 Male Black 8/20/2013 4081 Normandie Ave. South Central LA Dennis Hakeen Vasquez 17 Male Latino 8/28/2013 2060 East Piru Street Willowbrook (SCLA) Carlos Ernesto Oliva Sola 23 Male Latino 9/10/2013 4000 Block of E. Almanza Ln East Los Angeles Ruben Ramos Escobedo 59 Male Latino 9/18/2013 West Adams Blvd. and Hauser Blvd. West Adams John Del Real Jr. 39 Male White 9/26/2013 2332 17th Street Long Beach Darrell Atkinson 49 Male Black 10/6/2013 Venice Blvd. at 10 Fwy. Mid-City (Los Angeles) Sheriff deputies from the Transit Services Bureau came into contact with Atkinson, who allegedly “grabbed a wooden stick from a nearby shopping cart," advancing toward the deputies. He was shot and killed. Bruce Douglas Graham 53 Male White 10/6/2013 28653 Cloverleaf Place Castaic Responding to calls of a "family disturbance" and then a "suicidal man with gun" calls, deputies shot and killed Graham “when he would not follow commands to drop the gun.” William Alfred Harvey III 57 Male Black 10/27/13 16409 Woodruff Ave. Bellflower Quentin Eric Hicks 49 Male Black 10/29/13 3940 Century Blvd. Inglewood Carlos Saenz 27 Male Latino 11/1/13 7400 Block of Jackson Paramount Donte Lamont Jordan 39 Male Black 11/10/13 West Anaheim St. and Chestnut Ave. Long Beach Officers responded to a call that Jordan was “firing a gun at a gas station.” They pursued and shot him. Paul Aguilar 21 Male Latino 11/15/13 2400 Block of Earle Rosemead Authorities responded to a call by family members that Aguilar was drunk with a knife and had injured his sister. They shot and killed him in front of his family. Robert Joseph Bandler 75 Male White 11/17/13 1200 Block of Stone Canyon Road Bel Air Police claim Bandler was “armed with gun and would not drop it.” They shot and killed him. Several neighbors interviewed said that Bandler was nicknamed "Crazy Bob" but was "not a violent person." Tyler Damon Woods 19 Male Black 11/19/13 441 Nebraska Avenue Long Beach LBPD claim Woods got out of passenger seat of a car and ran. Police chased him to a rooftop where he knelt and turned to them. They shot and killed him. He was unarmed. Friends and family report that he ran because he had a warrant and feared custody. Jose Jouvanny Mendoza 18 Male Latino 11/22/13 Burbank Blvd. and Riverton Avenue N. Hollywood (LA) Robert Reagh Gillon 72 Male Latino 11/25/13 12740 Woodley Avenue Granada Hills Lorenzo Cesar Aguilar 23 Male White 11/29/13 700 E. Alosta Avenue Azusa Brian Newt Beaird (photo left) 51 Male White 12/13/13 Olympic Blvd. and Los Angeles Street Downtown LA Beaird was an unarmed, disabled veteran with brain trauma. He was shot and killed after a car chase with officers. His family has filed a law suit. Asa James Dolak 19 Male White 12/26/13 21363 Madrona Avenue Torrance Police pursued Dolak, because he was suspected of setting fires the day before. They shot and killed him claiming that he was armed with a knife. Paul Smith 58 Male Black 1/14/2014 1059 West 62nd Street South Central LA Police claim Smith approached the front door with a gun when police came to investigate a robbery. They shot and killed him. Javier Mendez 35 Male Latino 2/13/2014 19101 East Elberland West Covina Police conducted a car and foot chase of Mendez, shooting and killing him. No weapon was found. Kenny Clinton Walker 23 Male Black 3/6/2014 9617 South San Pedro South Central LA LAPD "declines to say what prompted one officer to open fire, citing an ongoing investigation." Monty Wayne Barker (photo left) 74 Male White 3/21/2014 5249 Mecca Avenue Tarzana Authorities claim Barker was “armed with shotgun,” whwn they shot and killed him. There are a few agencies investigating the case, including the LA County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division. PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / email@example.com / www.youth4justice.org LA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 13 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City Michael Valentino 27 Male White 3/27/2014 8100 Block of Gould Hollywood Hills (LA) Police officers responding to a domestic violence call claimed that Velentino fired on them, injuring one officer. Police shot and killed Valentino. Jairo Armando Pedraza 24 Male Latino 4/4/2014 6445 Olcott Street Tujunga Officers responded to a suicide call, describing that Pedraza had a knife and was attempting to kill himself. Police arrived and shot and killed Pedraza. John Winkler (photo left) 30 Male White 4/7/2014 900 Block of Palm Avenue W. Hollywood (LA) According to a report released by the LASD, Winkler was “mistakenly shot” by LA County Sheriffs Department deputies responding to a call regarding a “man with a knife” in an apartment. Winkler and another man shot and injured by deputies were actually fleeing the apartment – to escape from the man with the knife – when they were shot. The man with the knife was taken into custody using physical force. Eddie Phongsavad 45 Male Asian 4/13/2014 5270 Sunset Blvd. East Hollywood (LA) Responding to a vandalism call at at 99 Cent Store, officers claim victim “had a knife and confronted them.” Phongsavad was shot and killed. Daniel Christopher Yealu (photo left) 29 Male Black 4/24/2014 4800 Block of Venice Mid-City (LA) According to LAPD report, Yealu walked into the Wilshire Division station, approached the front desk and fired a Glock pistol at the two officers there, officials said. One of the officers was wounded before the pair returned fire, killing Yealu. Salvador Palencia 42 Male Latino 4/25/2014 3821 East 56th Street Maywood Responding to a call about a suicide attempt, officers claim Palencia was “holding two metal objects resembling knives and approaching officers.” He was shot and killed. Daniel Ibarra 26 Male Latino 4/29/2014 117 North Gage Ave. East Los Angeles Responding to a "domestic dispute," Ibarra held out for hours refusing to surrender before police shot him multiple times, killing him. James Renee White Jr. (photo left) 21 Male Black 5/12/2014 100 Universal City Pl. Universal City (LA) Responding to a cal regarding an "unruly group" at Universal City Walk, LAPD officers claim they “heard gunshots, saw a man with a gun and shot him.” Danny Christian Molina 34 Male Latino 5/18/2014 Troost Avenue and Stagg Street Sun Valley Officers responded to an "assault with deadly weapon" call and found a man “throwing rocks and small boulders." They claim Molina then pulled out two knives and "advanced towards the officers." They shot and killed him. Noel Enrique Aguilar 23 Male Latino 5/26/2014 6968 N. Long Beach Bl. Long Beach LBPD chased Aguilar on foot, and claim they “shot him when he was reaching for an officer’s gun.” They also claimed to recover a handgun at the scene." Antoine D. Hunter (photo left) 24 Male Black 6/24/2014 E. Palmer St. and N. Poinsettia Ave. Compton Sheriff deputies allege that Hunter was driving recklessly. Deputies shot at both Hunter and the passenger while they were backing up the car. They also claimed they saw Hunter "reaching for his waistband" as he was driving. Hunter was killed. The passenger was also injured by deputy gunshots. Samuel Johnson 45 Male Black 6/25/2014 Santa Rosalia Drive and Stocker St. View Park (LA) Johnson was suspected for shoplifting. Police pursued him and shot him while "attempting to take him into custody." Paul Ray Kemp Jr. 40 Male Black 6/27/2014 3845 West 113th Street Inglewood Responding to a call of "unknown trouble," Inglewood PD officers claimed to try and break up a fight, then chased Kemp, “fought with him and shot him.” Luis Ramirez 38 Male Latino 7/25/2014 6719 Hayvenhurst Ave. Encino Frank Al Mendoza 54 Male Latino 8/1/2014 9015 Rosehedge Drive Pico Rivera Sheriff deputies shot and killed 54 year-old Frank Al Mendoza who they "mistook" for 24 year-old Ramirez. (More details directly below.) Cedric Oscar Ramirez 24 Male Latino 8/2/2014 9015 Rosehedge Drive Pico Rivera Deputies were trying to arrest Ramirez on parole violations, and Ramirez ran into Mandoza’s house. When Mendoza came to his own front door, deputies opened fire, killing him. They later stormed the house also shooting and killing Ramirez. PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.youth4justice.org LA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014 14 Name Age Gender Race Date Address City Omar Obrego (photo left) 37 Male Latino 8/3/2014 6900 Block of South Main Street South Central LA Officers claim they pulled Obrego over in hiss car because he was “driving erratically.” Obrego stopped in front of his residence and according to the LAPD “a physical altercation ensued” between Obrego and two officers. Obrego was taken to the hospital where he died approximately 12 hours later. According to the LAPD, “As a result of that altercation … the suspect had a laceration and that’s one of the reasons officers called the ambulance.” According to several civilian witnesses, Obrego was badly beaten for at least ten minutes, and was bleeding. Alberto Cornelio Morales 41 Male Latino 8/9/2014 2705 Grant Avenue Walnut Park Ezell Earl Ford (photo left) 24 Male Black 8/11/2014 South Broadway and West 65th Street South Central LA Ford was walking on the street when gang officers on patrol told him to take his hands out of his pockets. Ford was known in community and to police as someone who was mentally ill. (He was diagnosed with depression, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia.) LAPD Chief Beck has declined to comment citing ongoing investigation. According to several witnesses we talked to, police ordered then pushed Ford to the ground, then shot him at least three times in the back. One witness claims they shot him first while Ford was standing, then shot him again on the ground. Some witnesses state that some of the gunshots were fired into Ford after he was handcuffed. Gabriel Lopez Gonzalez 22 Male Latino 8/12/2014 800 Block of South Brand Boulevard San Fernando Luther Lathron Walker 38 Male Black 8/18/2014 8800 Block of Artesia Bellflower Andre Maurice Jones (photo left) 37 Male Black 8/18/2014 3700 Block of South Grand Ave. South Central LA PO Box 73688, Los Angeles, CA 90003 / 323-235-4243 / email@example.com / www.youth4justice.org