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Police Commission Finds Fatal LAPD Shooting Partially Violated Policy

LAPD Chief Michel Moore. (Screenshot from Mayor of Los Angeles Facebook page)
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The Los Angeles Police Commission has found a fatal shooting by an LAPD officer earlier this year partially violated LAPD policy.

The panel found the last two shots fired by Officer Toni McBride at 38-year-old Daniel Hernandez, her fifth and sixth rounds, were out of policy. Hernandez was already wounded and on the ground by then.

The finding differed from Chief Michel Moore's recommendation that the commission find the entire shooting within policy because McBride feared for her life and those of nearby bystanders. She opened fire on Hernandez as he advanced on her with a boxcutter, ignoring her repeated commands to drop the weapon.

The April 22 killing just south of downtown L.A. sparked angry protests last summer.

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