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The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officer II Jonathan Perez, Serial No. 41748, Police Officer III Francisco Rodriguez, Serial No. 37005, Police Officer I Escalate Jimenez, Serial No. 43291, Police Officer III Jonathan Miller, Serial No. 36783, Police Officer III Richmond Afful, Serial No. 38722 and Police Officer III Spiro Roditis, Serial No. 32895, all six officers are assigned to Wilshire 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 a Law Enforcement Related Injury (LERI) that occurred in Wilshire area.
On June 12, 2018, around 7:45 a.m., Wilshire Patrol Division uniformed officers responded to a burglary radio call at a single-family residence in the 400 block of North Alfred Street. Under the supervision of an on-scene supervisor, the officers entered the residence and initiated contact with the suspect, later identified as Charles Childs.
After efforts to obtain voluntary submission to arrest proved ineffective, a contact team of officers approached Childs, resulting in a LERI that involved physical force and the use of the TASER.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported Childs to a local hospital where he was admitted after the deployment of a TASER.
No officers were injured during the incident.
Force Investigation Division detectives responded to the scene to handle the administrative and criminal investigations.
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 for compliance with the LAPD’s policies and procedures.
Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts of the incident to determine if the force used by the officer(s) violated any criminal laws.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers: