INGLEWOOD (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials say a bicyclist killed in a collision with a deputy’s patrol car was not armed as first believed, and the department will conduct an internal review.
A sheriff’s statement Thursday night said no weapon was recovered or believed to be in the possession of 45-year-old Alfonso Cerda at the time of the Monday incident in Inglewood.READ MORE: Power Restored On Westside After Fire At LADWP Facility Caused Outages To About 45K Customers
In a previous statement the department said deputies believed Cerda had a gun as they tried to make contact with him. Deputies say Cerda rode away when he saw them, and the deadly collision occurred when a deputy pulled in front of him in an attempt to stop him.
County watchdog group the Office of Independent Review and Inglewood police traffic investigators are conducting their own probes.READ MORE: Border Patrol: SUVs Loaded With Migrants Came Through Hole In Border Fence, Believed To Part Of Smuggling Operation
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