“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.
Both the LAPD and Anaheim PD have launched separate investigations into the incident.
On Wednesday night, hundreds of protesters blocked the streets of Anaheim in a demonstration against the off-duty cop’s actions on a recent video. 24 were arrested.
The bottom line of his orders is to give permission to ICE and local cops around the country to use their own judgment in enforcing this vague law.
Officers failed to completely shut one of the rear passenger doors before driving away with a suspect in the backseat.
By following the guidelines and donating $500 to a charity, Garcia will avoid serving any jail time.
LAPD police chief Charlie Beck has called for charges Officer Clifford Proctor, who shot 29-year-old Brendon Glenn in the back as he lay on the ground.