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Long Beach Police Release Video Account Of How An LAist Reporter Was Hit By Projectile At a Protest

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While covering a protest in May, our reporter Adolfo Guzman-Lopez was shot in the neck with a foam round by a Long Beach Police Department officer. How did that happen?

Long Beach police say it was inadvertent — that two officers used their launchers during a chaotic moment, and the round bounced off of something before hitting Guzman-Lopez.

Today the department publicly released their account in the video that can be viewed above, which includes video from the scene that our newsroom had previously reviewed. That footage does not capture Guzman-Lopez being hit by the round.

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