The Los Angeles Police Department had gone 13 years without killing a hostage or a bystander.
Then, on June 16 in Van Nuys, a man in a confrontation with police officers grabbed a bystander and held a knife to her throat. The officers unleashed a barrage of gunfire at the man that also struck the woman, fatally wounding them both.
A month later at a Trader Joe’s in Silver Lake, a store manager was fatally shot by a Los Angeles police officer exchanging gunfire with a suspect.
On Tuesday, at a news conference unveiling dramatic video footage of the Van Nuys shooting, LAPD Chief Michel Moore described changes in tactics and weaponry that may lessen the odds of another...
Gomez was presented with this badge at his retirement ceremony Friday.