LAPD Chief: 2020 Had Second-Lowest Number of Police Shootings In 30+ Years

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police Chief Michel Moore said today that 2020 ended with the second-lowest number of instances in which Los Angeles officers opened fire in more than 30 years, with 27 shootings, seven of which were fatal.

That's a 44% reduction in the number of officer-involved shootings compared to 2015, he said.

In 2019, there were 26 officer-involved shootings, and 12 were fatal. In 2011, there were 26 fatal shootings by LAPD officers; in 2012, there were 17, and in 2013, there were 15, Moore said in a presentation to the Police Commission.

“I bring that up because I think it's (due to) continued efforts of the department, this commission and its policy, and it's training and it's finding alternatives and accountability to ensure that officers use deadly force only when necessary and as a last resort,'' Moore said.

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