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Daily Archives: November 19, 2014

Why did the police shoot “Dizzy” Martinez of Echo Park? The LAPD’s answer does not satisfy his family

ECHO PARK -- David “Dizzy” Martinez was waiting for his common-law wife and sister to buy tacos when he found himself surrounded by police officers pointing guns at him on a March night in 2013. According to police, Martinez was pointing a “black object” believed to be a gun when officers opened fire on the 47-year-old Echo Park man. But that black object turned out to be a cellphone, which was found damaged and splattered with blood next to Martinez as he lay wounded on the sidewalk, according to an internal LAPD investigation. Read More »