LAPD 'top shot' officer sued for shooting, killing man who advanced with a 'box cutter'

antitox

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https://www.foxnews.com/us/lapd-top-shot-officer-sued-shooting-man-box-cutter

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the victim's 14-year-old daughter

An LAPD ‘top shot’ who had become somewhat of a social media darling is facing a lawsuit after she fatally shot a man who appeared to advance towards her with a knife.

Toni McBride, 23, shot and killed Daniel Hernandez, 38 on April 22. A lawsuit was filed on behalf of Hernandez’s 14-year-old daughter, claiming that McBride had “reckless, violent and homicidal propensities,” the Daily Mail reported.

As a member of the Newton Division in South Central Los Angeles, McBride and her partner responded to a multiple-vehicle collision, with a suspect carrying a “folding utility-type knife” confronting her and ignoring commands to drop the weapon, the LAPD report stated. McBride shot four times and killed the suspect, later identified as Hernandez.

She then shot him twice more after he collapsed because he still had the weapon in his hand.

The Hernandez family claimed that the incident was unjustified, but the case did not gain attention until the death of George Floyd. Now, the Black Lives Matter movement has focused on McBride and Hernandez, the LA Times reported.

McBride first earned fame and attention after a slew of online videos showcased her speed and accuracy on the target range – skills that earned her the ‘Top Shot’ award in her academy class when she graduated as the youngest female officer to complete the course at the age of 18, and again at 20 when she completed full-time LAPD academy training.

“You can clearly see that Daniel Hernandez gets out of a totaled car, walks shirtless, with hands to his sides, he's not making any gestures that's threatening to anyone,” the family's attorney, Narine Mkrtchyan, told NBC Los Angeles.

A police use-of-force expert believes the case is “a clear-cut justified shooting,” though. Ed Obayashi said he was convinced after watching video of the incident that there was “no doubt” that McBride faced “an immediate threat to her life.”

He claimed that McBride has “no choice” but to end the “threat” when Hernandez advanced, even after he was shot twice.

'She joined this department to help people who couldn't protect themselves,” Larry hanna, McBride’s attorney, has said. “There were all these people around here, some frozen in their cars in fear, and this person was coming at them with a knife.”

Since the shooting, McBride has taken down Instagram posts that had attracted nearly 47,000 followers, the LA Times reported. She is back on patrol as the lawsuit progresses.
 

borrowedtime

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Apparently No One has a right to self defense against lawlessness in America anymore, not even law enforcement, according to liberals.
That’s been the argument they have made for awhile.

You don’t KNOW if you would die.

Even when the perp points the gun at someone they screech “you don’t know if it was loaded” or “you don’t know if he will shoot”.

If you wait to find out then it’s already too late
 

Lovin Jesus

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That’s been the argument they have made for awhile.

You don’t KNOW if you would die.

Even when the perp points the gun at someone they screech “you don’t know if it was loaded” or “you don’t know if he will shoot”.

If you wait to find out then it’s already too late
SMH. That is plain stupid reasoning. But then these are no longer reasonable times. As in Isaiah 5:20, everything is backward and upside down now. That is why the term “ new normal” has been used so much now. The new normal isn’t only about the result of the pandemic, the devil has made some people believe that all of what we know to be wicked, lawless, and ungodly they are calling it right and good. They see with different eyes and hear with different ears now, and oh, I think they are now missing a brain and a heart too.
 

depserv

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When rational thought can be so totally stripped away from the courtroom and legislative bodies both, we are living in dangerous times.

Just for future reference: if you are holding a lethal weapon and advancing on a police officer, and that officer is pointing a gun at you telling you to stop, it's in your best interest to do so. What benefit comes from continuing the advance, unless you want to commit suicide by cop?

Years ago when I was writing articles for martial art magazines somebody sent me a police training video titled Surviving Edged Weapons (It looks like it's available on YouTube now). If you watch that you see why police take edged weapons so seriously.

Another important point: years ago the FBI did tests to find out how much distance a person could travel in the time it takes an average police officer to pull out a gun and fire two shots. They came up with seven paces, and that has ever since been known as the 21 foot rule. And one or even a few shots from a pistol can not be counted on to stop a person immediately.
 

TrustinHim

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Hope it doesn't hurt her case but she is a high profile competitor in 3 gun type shooting competition. I have a recent article about her in a dillon magazine. A female deputy in Grand Ledge mi. Was in a fatal shooting with a knife wielding man who actually reached her and slapped her gun after being shot at least twice. A gunshot didn't stop his attack immediately.
 
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