Get off my lawn!
Los Angeles, California — On March 16, 2021 around 5:20 p.m., Southeast Area officers responded to a call of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The suspect identified as Marco Diaz was inside of a residence and armed with a knife. The officers used a less lethal device against Diaz during the incident. As the suspect was forcing his way into the victim's room, an Officer-Involved Shooting occurred. Diaz was struck by gunfire and is expected to survive. During the investigation, three knives were recovered at scene.
The UOF and shoot is good and we can see how the officers exhausted every resource they had before the suspect forced the hand.
So with that I understand LAPD has certain policy and procedures that need to be adhered to. My question is by doing so could you be hindering the situation by focusing only on your one job where the officer(s) could start to develop tunnel vision? "I have the shield it goes here" "I have the 40MM, pop and reload, reassess" that primary officer had great control but when she tells the other officers to chill it seemed to throw them off.