Federal Protective Service statement on gunshot at pro-Israel rally


STATEMENT:

On July 13, the Federal Protective Service (FPS) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) were on-site at the Wilshire Federal building where there was a demonstration of approximately 1,800 protestors.

At approximately 5:20 p.m., FPS requested an ambulance for a female who was injured after allegedly being assaulted by four males. An FPS law enforcement officer on-site attempted to stop the four male suspects who were attempting to flee the scene in a vehicle, and discharged one round from his service weapon. Subsequently, LAPD officers were able to stop the vehicle and detained the four male subjects. No injuries were reported and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.

MORE DETAILS:

The FPS law enforcement officer who fired his service weapon has agreed to provide a voluntary statement to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office in the presence of his Union Representative. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office has taken custody of the firearm as evidence.

In accordance with FPS policy whenever a weapon is discharged, the FPS law enforcement officer has been placed on paid Administrative Leave.  FPS will conduct a Use of Force review upon completion of investigations by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office and National Protection & Programs Office – Office of Compliance and Security.

LASD statement on gunshot at West Hollywood pro-Israel rally


Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, responded to the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles, to investigate the circumstances surrounding a Federal Protective Service (FPS) officer-involved shooting (non-hit).

On Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 5:45pm, a protest near the Los Angeles Federal Building (11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles) was nearing its conclusion when a verbal and physical altercation ensued between the occupants of two vehicles that were leaving the area of Wilshire Boulevard and Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles.

Several of the occupants in one of the vehicles were then assaulted by the suspects in the second vehicle. An FPS officer, having witnessed the assault, intervened and an officer-involved (non-hit) shooting occurred.

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detained the suspects, and four were subsequently arrested.

There were no injuries.

No LASD personnel were involved.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, Lieutenant White, at (310) 855-8850. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org