Los Angeles County Officials Investigating Alhambra Police Shooting Near Emery Park Elementary School 

ALHAMBRA, CALIFORNIA (July 7, 2024) – A suspect was seriously injured in an Alhambra police shooting not far from Emery Park Elementary School by La Paloma Avenue and Orange Grove Avenue.

Los Angeles County officials are saying that the incident took place around 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday. Police were called to the scene near Emery Park Elementary School after getting reports about a suspect.

At some point during the encounter, Alhambra police officers opened fire and shot the suspect. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the injured man.

He was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. A full investigation into the circumstances of the shooting remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Los Angeles County Police Officials 

Thousands of people are seriously injured or killed every year in the United States. According to Statista, “ Between 2013 and 2023, over 1,000 people have been killed by police in every year. Some of the most infamous examples include the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, and the shooting of Breonna Taylor earlier that year.” Police departments should take a number of measures in order to prevent police shootings.

  • Police officers should be trained to de-escalate encounters.
  • Police officers should have less-lethal options, such as tasers.
  • Police officers should understand when a suspect may be in the midst of a mental health crisis.

Police officers must do everything in their power to avoid needlessly harming suspects. Pursuant to 42 U.S. Code § 1983, every person who, under the color of any statute, law or ordinance, causes a citizen of the United States to be deprived of their rights secured by the constitution, shall be liable to the injured party in an action at law. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any police shooting.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Body camera footage from all officers involved should be sought.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.
  • The actions of the officers leading up to the shooting should be understood.

It can be hard to know where to begin after a police shooting. These incidents often involve suspects who are struggling with serious mental illnesses. To make matters worse, police departments will do everything in their power to deny responsibility if one of their officers injures a suspect. Any person who is injured due to the excessive force of police officers may be able to seek some measure of accountability through a civil claim.

Investigating Alhambra Police Shootings

We at the Sehat Law Firm were deeply concerned to hear about the Alhambra police shooting near Emery Park Elementary School. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Alhambra police shooting? You may have legal recourse. Our team of civil rights attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that victims of police brutality are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (949) 825-5200.

 

 

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