home newsroom
 
NEWS CONFERENCES
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
RELATED LINKS
 
OP EDS
 
CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD

 
 
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs

 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Media Relations
   
   
Illegal Firearm Purchaser Fights with Police While Being Taken Into Custody NR12408kr

Los Angeles:  A man observed making an illegal firearm purchase fought with police while being arrested and was struck in the head with a Department issued shotgun by an officer during the struggle.

On August 22, 2012, around 10:35 a.m., detectives and officers assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Criminal Gang Homicide Division (CGHD) were assisting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives by conducting a controlled gun buy operation in Pacific Area.  LAPD uniformed Metropolitan Division officers and Air Support Division also offered support and assistance to the operation.

A suspect, 37-year-old Robert Tidwell, had just completed a firearms purchase and was leaving the area when he was confronted by uniformed officers.  Tidwell ran from officers but was caught in a parking lot in the 7400 block of La Tijera Boulevard.  As officers were taking Tidwell into custody he failed to comply with the officer’s commands and he struggled with the officers trying to handcuff him.

During the arrest one officer struck Tidwell once in the head with the shotgun he was carrying.  The suspect was taken into custody and the officers immediately called for medical assistance.  Los Angeles City paramedics responded and transported the suspect to a local area hospital where he was treated and released for booking.  No officers were injured during this incident.

Force Investigation Division responded and are investigating this incident.

The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Office of the Inspector General and 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 this use of force.

     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation