Huntington Park, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has released a statement reacting to a video showing the moments before Huntington Park police officers shot and killed Anthony Lowe. Lowe had previously had both of his legs amputated and was armed with just a knife when he was shot in the back.
“I fully support the Sheriff department’s investigation into the officers who shot and killed Anthony Lowe and I urge the Sheriff to ensure the investigation is thorough and that the results are made public as quickly as possible. I hope that their investigation shows that these officers could have and should have used different tactics in subduing this double amputee besides resorting to shooting this double amputee in the back and killing him. The public is crying out for law enforcement to use other strategies to deescalate situations.”