COPA shares video of police shooting armed woman in Lawndale traffic stop

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The Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Wednesday released video related to a January police shooting in Lawndale that wounded a woman. The video shows officers take cover and open fire after a woman inside the car takes out a gun, according to COPA. The woman was hospitalized, and her condition stabilized.

Before the shooting, officers approached an illegally parked car Jan. 9 in the 1500 block of South Karlov Avenue, COPA said. Police ordered two occupants out of the car, while another officer spoke with the woman in the drivers seat.


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