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LAPD use of deadly force under scrutiny after teen shot by stray bullet

Posted on AllSides December 28th, 2021
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The Los Angeles Police Department released video and audio footage on Monday showing events that led to the shooting death of a 14-year-old girl by an officer firing at a suspect in a store last week.

Why it matters: Last Thursday's shooting of Valentina Orellana-Peralta at the Burlington Coat Factory store in North Hollywood, whose death was ruled a homicide from a gunshot wound to the chest, has reignited "intense debate" in LA about the police role in "keeping communities safe," the New York Times notes.

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