On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, the Cochran Firm California held a press conference where they declared their wrongful death and negligence claim against the Los Angeles Police Department. 

Q: What do you think about the LAPD’s new “Community briefings” and the way they present these videos from the body cameras?

Dunn: Well, I applaud the concept of transparency. 

Q: Do you have any experience with the smart teams? Have they ever been used successfully in your experience?

Dunn: Yes.

Q: How long does it take to get one there?

Dunn: It all depends on where they are and what’s happening. I don’t know if you can actually generalize as to how long something like this would take.

Q: Should the police have fired at all?

Dunn: It all depends on what they were facing, but the thing is, the concept of shooting is always based on the perception of the officer. If you don’t know what your partner’s doing, then you’re not going to be in a situation where you can have a combined tactical response. 

Q: Has LAPD contacted any of your clients so far? They’re supposed to give them services after they’ve talked to them.

Dunn: They made an effort to contact them with their regards, but I do not know if it was Chief Moore or not.

 

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