Probe Wraps Up In LAPD Shooting Of Guatemalan Immigrant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators have completed their probe into last year’s Los Angeles police shooting of a Guatemalan immigrant whose death led to successive nights of street protests.

Nicole Bershon, the inspector general for the Los Angeles Police Department, said Wednesday that an internal use-of-force investigation has been handed over to her office and to a departmental review board.

The Sept. 5 killing of Manuel Jaminez sparked three nights of protests that sometimes turned violent in the predominantly immigrant Westlake neighborhood, close to downtown.

Activists claimed the shooting of Jaminez, who police said was drunk and armed with a knife, was unjustified and he should have been disarmed without being killed.

Bershon says the civilian Police Commission, which oversees the LAPD, will consider whether to accept or reject recommendations about the case Tuesday.

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