“There is no place in law enforcement for officers who use illegal force and then lie to cover up their crime or the crime of another officer.”
The LAPD is investigating the incident due to the fact that the protester was not posing an immediate threat to anyone when the officer shot him.
The LAPD officers who shot Montano with nonlethal rounds have not been identified and are not currently facing criminal charges for assault.
If convicted, Simon could face up to six years and eight months behind bars.
Although deputies claim that the teen had a gun, no firearm was located at the scene.
While no arrests have been made, the LAPD continues to investigate the crash for any potential criminal charges.
“I cannot tell you how angry and disappointed I am that a Los Angeles Police Officer would disregard the law and cause an accident with such awful, awful consequences.”
Garcia no longer receives paychecks from the department and could face termination.