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News Release

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Media Relations

Preliminary Update on Officer- Involved Shooting in Pacific Area NRF038-15

May 19, 2015


Updated: The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer II Clifford Proctor, Serial No. 39171.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Provides Preliminary Update on Officer- Involved Shooting in Pacific Area

** Please note that the information set forth below is based on a preliminary, ongoing investigation based on the evidence known at this time.**

Los Angeles: On May 5, 2015 at approximately 11:20 pm, a citizen called the LAPD to complain about an individual harassing customers and refusing to leave in the area of 80 Windward Avenue in LAPD's Pacific Area.

Two uniformed LAPD officers driving in a marked police car and assigned to Pacific Area responded to the location and located the possible suspect on the south sidewalk west of Windward Avenue. After briefly speaking with the individual, the suspect walked away in
the direction of the boardwalk.

The officers returned to their car and shortly thereafter observed the suspect physically struggling with an individual on the sidewalk west of their initial location. The officers attempted to detain the suspect and an altercation occurred between the two officers and the suspect. During that physical altercation an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) occurred.

The officers called for a rescue ambulance and began to perform CPR. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics arrived and transported the suspect to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. One of the officers was injured in the altercation and received medical treatment for an injured knee.

Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and will conduct a thorough investigation of the officer involved shooting.

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 Departments 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.