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Headlines: LAPD Officials Determined That Officer Who Killed 14-Year-Old at Burlington Coat Factory Last Year Didn’t Follow Policy; 405? More Like 40-Hell

9:46 AM PST on November 23, 2022

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—North Hollywood: Officials determined that LAPD Officer William Dorsey Jones Jr. broke department policy when he shot at a suspect in a Burlington Coat Factory with an assault rifle a year ago, missed, and inadvertently killed 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta (who was hiding in a dressing room with her mother). The LAPD's civilian oversight board ruled that Jones' first shot was reasonable, but the remaining two shots were not. Police Chief Michel Moore found that all three shots were unreasonable and that another officer in Jones' position would not have done the same thing. Additionally, officials determined that the tactics of five other officers and a supervisor were not up to par. [LAT]

—Los Angeles: Sixty percent of eligible voters in L.A. County did not cast their ballots in this year's general election. Of the 40 percent that did, eight out of ten people voted by mail. [LA County Registrar]

Calabasas: David Bunevacz, a 53-year-old former UCLA decathlete, was sentenced to over 17 years in prison for taking $28 million from investors he falsely told were going to finance a cannabis vape pen business. [LBPT]

Highland Park: There are claims that two men in medical masks, driving a Toyota, stole an iPhone and kets at gunpoint. [Highland Park 90042]

Koreatown: A man was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds in a tent on Tuesday night and was later declared dead. [KTLA]

Inglewood: A man was thrown over a railing at SoFi Stadium after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the L.A. Chargers on Sunday, falling 10-15 feet to the concrete below. [KTLA]

—A banda tribute to Guillermo Ochoa's epic save in yesterday's game between Mexico and Poland in the World Cup. [Matt41006/TikTok]

—The snarled, emissions-choked 405 freeway is feeling festive this year. [ABC7]

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