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Manuel Jamines Asked to Die, Reports Police Commission
In a report following the 2010 shooting of Westlake resident Manuel Jamines by LAPD Officer Frank Hernandez , the LA Police Commission stated that Jamines asked to die.
Jamines was reportedly drunk and carrying a knife when Hernandez shot and killed him, after having been called by a concerned resident.
Hernandez told investigators that as he encountered Jamines he "moved onto the sidewalk, getting to within 10 feet of [Jamines], and yelled, "Drop the knife, drop the knife right now or I'm going to shoot you." According to [Hernandez], [Jamines] stopped, turned toward [Hernandez] and stated in Spanish, "Kill me, [expletive]. Kill me. I want to die, [expletive]. Kill me. Kill me."
The shooting caused riots and uproar in the neighborhood in the following days. Yesterday, the LA Police Commission found that Hernandez was justified in shooting Jamines.