Tuesday, April 28, 2020 The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer II Toni McBride, Serial No. 43335, assigned to Newton Division patrol.
The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred late Wednesday afternoon, in Newton Division.
On April 22, 2020, around 5:37 p.m., LAPD, uniformed patrol officers, assigned to Newton Division, were responding to an unrelated call, when they came upon a multiple vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of San Pedro Street and 32nd Street. As the officers stopped to investigate, a radio call was broadcast of a man with a knife at the location. The officers then received information from citizens at scene, that the suspect who had caused the accident was armed with a knife. The officers did not immediately observe the suspect and one of the officers began rendering aid to a victim of the traffic collision. The partner officer observed the suspect (who has not yet been identified), armed with a knife. The suspect ignored the commands to drop the knife and advanced toward the officer, resulting in and OIS.
The suspect was struck by gunfire and fell to the ground, where he was taken into custody without further incident.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and determined the suspect deceased.
A folding utility-type knife was located at scene and recovered as evidence. Fortunately, no officers or innocent bystanders were injured during this incident.
LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and interviewed witnesses and supervised the collection of evidence by the Forensic Science Division. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the scene investigation.
The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Board of Police Commissioners, and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officer was reasonable.
An LAPD 'top shot' who had become somewhat of a social media darling is facing a lawsuit after she fatally shot a man who appeared to advance towards her with a knife.
Toni McBride, 23, shot and killed Daniel Hernandez, 38 on April 22. A lawsuit was filed on behalf of Hernandez's 14-year-old daughter, claiming that McBride had "reckless, violent and homicidal propensities," the Daily Mail reported.
As a member of the Newton Division in South Central Los Angeles, McBride and her partner responded to a multiple-vehicle collision, with a suspect carrying a "folding utility-type knife" confronting her and ignoring commands to drop the weapon, the LAPD report stated. McBride shot four times and killed the suspect, later identified as Hernandez.
Toni McBride joined LAPD as a Reserve Officer in 2016 when she was 18 years old, and became the first & youngest female to complete the Level 2 Reserve Academy and was awarded Top Shot in her />.
When she became 20 1/2 in 2017, she went through the full time LAPD academy and was the youngest one in her Once again, she was awarded Top Shot.
She's currently working patrol at Rampart Division, which means she handles various calls for service such as robbery, burg...
Ummmmm this one was deserved. Great job officer, fuck em!
There’s already a thread that’s much better because they posted pictures of that fine ass cop. Learn from it.