Following the death of her son, the mother of a Los Angeles police officer who died has filed a wrongful-death suit against the City of Los Angeles.
Houston Tipping is a 5-year veteran of the department. He was injured in a training exercise earlier this year on May 26, according to police. Inquiry reportIn to the officer’s passing.
Tipping’s mother believes otherwise, claiming that her son was beaten to death during the exercise, which was meant to simulate a mob attack, According toDaily Mail
Daily Mail reported that Tipping was hit repeatedly in the head and caused Tipping to bleed.
Brian Gage (the mother’s attorney) spoke to Daily Mail regarding the incident. “We believe Houston was deliberately attacked. He was tackled.”
The attorney suggested that the attack might be a form retaliation to Tipping’s reported sexual assault, which involved several officers present during the incident. reported ABC 7.
“You have a situation where officers are going to be interested in at least scaring Officer Tipping to prevent him from carrying out this investigation, where they could get prosecuted criminally, and or lose their jobs,”According to ABC 7, Gage said this.
According to ABC 7, Tipping’s death was ruled accidental by the coroner. His mother pointed out that he sustained injuries during emergency measures.
Captain Kelly Muniz of the LAPD said that the investigation would examine the possible changes needed or the lessons that could have been learned from the accident. According toThe LA Times.
In the inquiry report, Tipping used a grappling maneuver against an officer. The officer then placed Tipping in a headlock. While still holding Tipping’s neck, they both fell to the ground in a way that prevented Tipping from being able to breathe, according to the police.
Police report that officers performed CPR on Tipping’s behalf while they waited for paramedics. Police say that the paramedics from Los Angeles Fire Department were able, upon arriving, to perform lifesaving measures and transport Tipping to the hospital.
According to police records, Officer Tipping was killed by the injuries he received on May 29, according to reports.
After their investigation, the LAPD claims that his death was tragic.