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Monday, November 6, 2006

Media Relations

Accidental Discharge With No Injuries


Los Angeles: An on-duty Los Angeles police officer accidentally discharged his weapon at Northeast Police Station.

On November 2, 2006, around 6:35 p.m., Officer Mario Jacinto assigned to Northeast Area was inside the police station when he noticed his holster was unsnapped. As Jacinto attempted to re-snap his holster his gun fired shooting one round into the floor.

No one was injured as a result of the accidental discharge. Officer Jacinto is 28 and has been with the Department for 4 years and 5 months. Northeast Area is handling the investigation.

Questions may be directed to Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.