Officer Relieved of Police Powers NR21214ml

August 15, 2021

Los Angeles: On August 14, 2021, a carjacking incident occurred in the Mission area of the San Fernando Valley, culminating in the City of San Fernando with the arrest of two suspects. After the suspects were taken into custody one of officers was observed apparently striking one of the individuals. This was captured by a community member on a brief video clip.

Chief of Police Michel Moore stated," The images in the video are deeply disturbing and while we must wait for the investigation to be completed, the Department will act swiftly in any instance of excessive or unnecessary force."

The Department learned of the video clip earlier today and immediately initiated a complaint investigation. The involved officer has been assigned home and his peace officer powers suspended pending the results of the investigation.