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Update December 6, 2018
The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer III Thomas Redshaw, Serial No. 31378 assigned to Metropolitan Division.
**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**
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred in a 77th Area neighborhood late Sunday evening.
On November 25, 2018, around 9:20 p.m., LAPD, Metropolitan Division uniformed officers were conducting crime suppression in the 100 block of West 85th Street in Los Angeles. While driving westbound on 85th street, the officers observed two individuals, one of whom was holding a handgun (was later identified as suspect Dayvon George). The officers stopped their vehicle and ordered George, to drop the gun. George failed to comply at which time an Officer-Involved-Shooting occurred. George was not struck by gunfire and was taken into custody after a Non-Categorical Use of Force involving the discharge of a Taser. George was transported to a local hospital, where he received medical treatment and was released for booking. George was eventually booked for Assault with a Deadly Weapon with a Semi-Auto Handgun, per section 245(D)(2) of the California Penal Code.
The second individual (Suspect No.2, later identified as Earl Maynard) was also taken into custody without incident. Maynard was found to have discarded a firearm during the incident and was booked for Possession of a Loaded Firearm, per section 25850(A) of the California Penal Code.
One 40. caliber pistol and one .380 caliber pistol were recovered at scene.
Fortunately, no officers or persons were injured as a result of this incident.
LAPD’s specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the scene investigation.
The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD’s policies and procedures.