Some members of Long Beach’s Technology and Innovation Commission said they think the city should ban police from using facial recognition.
The victim was in his yard when he overheard an argument coming from the nearby alley followed by what he presumed to be gunfire, police said.
Some city departments lagged significantly in vaccinations, with only 56% of police employees, 66% of fire department employees and 62% of public works employees reporting they were fully inoculated.
Facial recognition technology has become a hot-button issue in Long Beach. Some city commissioners are arguing the LBPD should stop using it.
Two women working at a nearby insurance business said it was frightening for the violence to happen so close by in the middle of the day.
The victim ran “directly into the path” of another vehicle, the CHP said.
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If Long Beach were still under California’s old coronavirus rules, the number of cases would have already triggered sweeping economic restrictions.
Police released photos of the car they say hit Jere Whitney, a 78-year-old grandmother who was a writer and well-liked volunteer at the Long Beach Playhouse.
LAPD officers chased two suspects into Long Beach before the pursuit ended with a crash near Locust Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, police said.