We’re not against the police. We’re not against the police department, but we are against police who commit misconduct (and those who help cover it up).
The family of Redel Jones, 30, who was killed on August 12, 2015 when officers from LAPD’s Southwest Division responded to a “211 Suspect Just Left” radio call has filed a $10 million claim against the city of Los Angeles for wrongful death and more. The claim is being filed on behalf of her children, husband and father.
According to a copy of a 24-Hour Chief-of-Police Occurrence Log by the Force Investigation Division that I obtained back then, on August 12, 2015 at around 1:43 p.m., the LAPD’s Southwest Division says that it responded to a “211 Suspect Just Left” radio call at the Stocker RX pharmacy located at 3750 Santa Rosalia Drive. The call indicated that the suspect was wearing a purple scarf and carrying a large knife. Officers located Ms. Jones on Santo Tomas Drive and Marlton and began to chase her through the alley. According to the LAPD’s internal narrative, Ms. Jones kept running and armed herself with the knife. They say she turned towards them at one point causing one of the officers to use a TASER. The Department says that the TASER had no effect on Ms. Jones who then charged at the officers and that’s when the officer-involved-shooting occurred. The Department says that money and a demand note were found on Ms. Jones’ clothing.
The claim filed by Ms. Jones’ family reads in part:
Stay tuned because claims often turn into lawsuits as the city is usually unwillingly to settle in these types of situations.