…one shot during arrestTwo men gun-butted and robbed a female vendor outside the Stabroek Market at about 05:50h on Saturday; but swift action by an off-duty Policeman who was in a Route 42 minibus resulted in one of the perpetrators eventually being apprehended, and even sustaining gunshot injury after a scuffle with one member of a party of Policemen who effected his arrest.The off-duty Policeman reportedly heard screams of “Thief!” while he was in the bus which was still at the Route 42 Park in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market, and he sprang into action.The cop saw one of the suspects, whom he described as a known character, entering a motorcar which was parked a short distance away; and when the known character was being whisked away from the scene, the Policeman followed the vehicle to its destination in Leopold Street, Georgetown, where the two characters reportedly exited the car and proceeded inside a house.The Policeman then went to the Brickdam Police Station and filed a report. He was later accompanied by other ranks to the Leopold Street house, but only the known character was there. In the process of being arrested, that suspect grabbed a Policeman’s firearm, and in his efforts to disarm the cop, a round was discharged and he was struck to his upper right thigh.The suspect was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated and admitted. He is presently under Police guard at the medical facility.
The Los Angeles Police Department continues to need to improve its investigation of use-of-force cases – particularly officer-involved shootings – to satisfy the terms of a federal consent decree, a court-appointed monitor reported Thursday. Kroll Associates’ audit said that while the LAPD has made substantial improvements in transforming the department, there still have been several cases in which inadequate or improper interviews have occurred in use-of-force cases. It noted that improper techniques also have been used in booking evidence and, in one case, a witness was allowed to leave a scene without being properly interviewed. The monitors said there also have been instances in which officers were not separated before they could be interviewed in connection with the cases. [email protected] 213-978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The audit also raised questions over the amount of time officers are allowed to serve in anti-gang units, as well as their supervision. It was controversy over the Rampart Division’s anti-gang units that led to the federal consent decree. But despite those issues, the monitors found general departmentwide compliance – particularly with the biggest aspect of the Teams II computer system. The system was rolled out in July and appears to be meeting its goal of tracking officers, complaints and other incidents, the audit said. And even more importantly, the monitors said it appears the department is increasingly embracing reform. “As LAPD continues to make strides toward substantial compliance with the individual areas of reform, it is important to recognize the difference between transactional and transformative change,” the report said.