Full Coverage: Gardena police shooting of unarmed men
In the two years since Gardena police officers fatally shot an unarmed man, city officials have fought to keep graphic video of the killing under wraps.
The grainy videos, captured by cameras mounted in two patrol cars, show three men mistakenly suspected of stealing a bicycle standing in a street under the glare of police lights.
How much is a life worth? Calculations behind Gardena’s $4.7-million police shooting settlement
An attorney representing the family of Ricardo Diaz Zeferino, whose shooting death by Gardena police was captured in a video made public this week, bristled Wednesday morning talking about the millions the city paid out to settle the family’s lawsuit.
Was the Gardena police shooting of two unarmed men -- one fatally -- in 2013 justified?
In the hours after videos showing Gardena police officers fatally shooting an unarmed man were released Tuesday, social media lighted up with comments, from furious remarks about excessive police force to criticism of the man who disobeyed police orders.
The day after the release of videos showing Gardena police officers shooting two unarmed men, one fatally, the survivor and the deceased victim’s brother called for a deeper investigation into the Gardena Police Department.
Dramatic video released Tuesday showing Gardena police officers shooting two unarmed men -- one fatally -- is once again igniting debate about police use of force.
The Gardena City Council meeting Tuesday night started like any other.
Right before Ricardo Diaz Zeferino tumbled to the ground in a hail of gunfire from Gardena police officers, he was just beginning to lift his palms out and up, without holding a gun.
A federal judge on Monday said he was inclined to unseal videos that show Gardena police officers fatally shooting an unarmed man, noting that taxpayers are footing the bill for a $4.7-million legal settlement over the shooting.
Setting the stage for a legal showdown over the line between police transparency and privacy, a variety of California law enforcement organizations are backing an effort by the city of Gardena to bar the public release of videos showing a controversial police shooting.
Organizations representing police chiefs and officers from around the state have filed legal briefs supporting an effort to bar the release of videos that recorded Gardena police fatally shooting an unarmed man and seriously wounding another.
By barring the release of videos that recorded police fatally shooting an unarmed man, the city of Gardena is violating the public’s right to information, three news companies, including the Los Angeles Times, argued in a motion submitted Monday to a federal judge.
Cameras mounted inside patrol cars captured every moment.