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Police officer in deadly LA shooting is being sued

Police officer in deadly LA shooting is being sued

The Los Angeles police officer who shot and killed a Guatemalan immigrant whom authorities said was threatening people with a knife is being sued by a man claiming he was unlawfully shot by the officer in 2008.
Joseph Wolf, who was 19 at the time, said in the lawsuit that Officer Frank Hernandez shot him in the leg and then made up allegations to justify the shooting.
In the lawsuit, which was first reported by the Los Angeles Times, Wolf says he was awakened by a helicopter circling overhead and went outside to investigate.
The lawsuit says Hernandez shot him then claimed Wolf had been carrying a weapon.
The city attorney's office declined to comment on the case, which is pending in federal court.


Updated : 2021-04-23 20:26 GMT+08:00