**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**
Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating a Law Enforcement Related Injury (LERI) that occurred in Hollywood Division.
On September 11, 2023, at around 12:40 a.m., Hollywood Division uniformed officers received a radio call of a battery suspect at a liquor store located in the 6000 block of West Sunset Boulevard. As officers arrived at the location, they saw the subject, described as a 22-year-old male, White, being escorted by security out of a bar, which is located on the second floor of the multi-unit shopping center.
The subject appeared to be intoxicated, but cooperative. Officers were unable to locate the victim of a crime and requested for the subject to leave the location, which he complied. As the officers were preparing to leave the scene, they entered their police vehicle and drove to the south apron of the parking lot. The subject approached the driver side of their police vehicle and attempted to manipulate the rear drivers’ side door handle.
The driver officer verbalized with the subject to step back, to which he appeared to comply. As officers began to pull out of the parking lot and turn westbound onto Sunset Boulevard, the subject became caught or held onto the rear driver side of the police vehicle and was pulled approximately 15 feet before falling onto the roadway.
Officers stopped their vehicle and rendered aid to the subject. Fire Department paramedics transported the subject to a nearby hospital where he was admitted in stable condition.
No officers or other community members were injured during this incident. Force Investigation Division (FID) and Multi-Disciplinary Collision Investigation Team (MCIT) investigators responded to the scene and are investigating this incident.