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Friday January 6th, 2023 :: 02:38 p.m. PST


Department Statement - South Los Angeles Station traffic stop viral video

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has opened an investigation into this incident. While the Department does not make statements related to ongoing investigations, Sheriff Luna has made it clear that he expects Department personnel to treat all members of the public with dignity and respect, and that personnel who do not uphold our training standards will be held accountable. In the interest of transparency with our community, the Sheriff’s Department is releasing body-worn camera video from the incident.

On December 31, 2022, at approximately 5:45 PM, two deputies were conducting a patrol check at the 14900 block of Crenshaw Boulevard in the unincorporated area of South Los Angeles.  While on the scene, their attention was drawn to a man sitting in a car in the parking lot.  The contact with the man resulted in a citation for a missing license plate.  The man was detained but not arrested.
During the contact, the deputies ordered the man to exit his car. One deputy displayed pepper spray, then drew his firearm and used unprofessional language, which later resulted in a complaint filed by that community member.

The Sheriff’s Department has opened an investigation into the deputies’ actions and language.

The body-worn camera video is available at the following link:

Please note that this video is being released before a full investigation of this incident and that additional facts may come to light that are not apparent in the body-worn camera video.

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Robert G. Luna, Sheriff
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