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News Release

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Media Relations

Officer-Involved Shooting Outside of County NR13554ne

Los Angeles:  On July 16, 2013, around 3:35 a.m., Police Officer II Cale Semf was off-duty in the garage of his residence when he reported that he was confronted by two unknown male Hispanics who assaulted him which resulted in an officer involved shooting.

The local police department responded to the 911 calls from Semf’s wife.  The local police are handling the criminal investigation stemming from this incident.

Los Angeles Police Department Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the incident and will be handling the investigation of the officer-involved shooting.

The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, Office of the Inspector General and The Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Department’s use-of-force policy which states that an officer’s use-of-force actions must be objectively reasonable.  Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts of the officer-involved shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Force Investigation Division at (213) 486-5230. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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