The Post interviewed a use-of-force expert, who watched the video did not find any cause for concern in the shooting itself, but he did express concern at the way LBPD deployed officers before and during the incident.
Police shot the man in the lower body while they investigated reports of gunfire in West Long Beach, authorities said. He’s expected to survive.
Police said the suspect was armed with a handgun and a knife—and that when officers attempted to detain him, “an officer-involved shooting occurred.”
Police say the robbery sparked a car chased, followed by the shooting after the man crashed his car in West Long Beach.
Ruben Escarrega, 31, was walking on the 710 Freeway when CHP officers confronted him, according to authorities.
Officers tried to use less lethal force to subdue the man, but he refused to drop the knife, authorities said.
This revelation has come to light only now because of SB 1421, a California law that went into effect Jan. 1 rolling back some of California’s strict privacy rules for police officers’ personnel files.
A standoff outside Long Beach City Hall between police and an armed man ended in gunfire Wednesday evening, when the suspect was shot by law enforcement officers.
A man was shot and wounded by police in Long Beach, following an alleged fight with officers trying to arrest him, said authorities.
Authorities this afternoon identified the gunman Long Beach police fatally shot after he held multiple employees of a Long Beach hotel hostage early Friday.