Join Times staff writers Joel Rubin and Kate Mather for a discussion at 9 a.m. Wednesday on the Los Angeles Police Commission's finding that eight officers violated the department's policy on using deadly force when they opened fire on two women delivering newspapers in a pickup truck during the hunt for Christopher Dorner.
In making its ruling, the Police Commission followed the recommendation of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, who faulted the officers for jumping to the conclusion Dorner was in the truck. Beck said the officers compounded their mistake by shooting in one another's direction with an unrestrained barrage of gunfire.
Rubin and Mather will discuss how the ruling is being received by the department and what it means, what the eight officers could face in terms of any discipline and what the next steps are.
Reports made public Tuesday also offered new details of the hours that led up to the shooting and how it erupted into a wild, one-sided firefight in which the officers fired shotguns and handguns more than 100 times. One of the women in the truck was shot twice in the back; her daughter received superficial wounds.
During the chat, readers can submit their questions and comments on this developing story and we'll get to as many of them as we can.
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