Arrest and Murder Filing Announcement for DUI Fatality NA22064mc

August 30, 2022

News Conference

Monday, August 29, 2022, 9:00 a.m.

West Traffic Division – Operations West Bureau Building
Community Room
4849 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019

LAPD Captain Anthony Otero, Commanding Officer, West Traffic Division
LAPD Captain Steven Embrich, Commanding Officer, Pacific Division
LAPD Detective III James Dickson, Commanding Officer West Traffic Detectives

On August 11, 2022, Neal Allen Cooper was arrested for Vehicular Homicide as a result of his involvement in a DUI related fatal traffic collision on June 12, 2022.  The collision occurred near Vista Del Mar and Imperial Highway, by Dockweiler Beach in the City of Los Angeles.  The victim, 21-year-old Jennifer Laneisha Bledsoe-Bean, was killed as a result of this collision.  There were multiple mitigating factors that lead to this filing, and the commanding officer and assigned investigators of West Traffic Division will be present to discuss the details of the investigation and resulting arrest.

Images of the victim provided by family and situationally appropriate images of the involved vehicles from the scene.

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