The LAPD has yet to identify the police officer whom opened fire and fatally shot 14-Year-Old Valentina Orellana-Peralta at Burlington Coat Factory while trying to arrest Daniel Elena-Lopez, who was hitting customers with a bike lock.
However, it didn’t take social media long to identify the officer in the video, Officer William Dorsey Jones Jr.
Anthony Barksdale, a CNN law enforcement analyst and former Baltimore deputy police commissioner, said the video raises questions.
“Was the use of the patrol rifle justified?” he asked Monday night on CNN. “And … if you’re going to fire a (.223) round inside of a department store, those rounds can easily rip through a body and keep right on moving through dry wall. So the use of force must be looked at.”
Barksdale said that the suspect did not appear to be moving toward a victim or an officer when he was shot.
The officer who fired the fatal shots is on “paid administrative leave, per department protocols for officer involved shootings, for at least two weeks,” a police official told CNN.
Officer William Dorsey Jones has been with LAPD since at least 2011 & worked at the NoHo station since 2019
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