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LAPD body-cam video released over fatal Boyle Heights shooting; city preps for impact report on big Echo Park area project; El Sereno student is Stanford bound

Video: An attorney released LAPD body camera footage taken before and after the fatal 2016 shooting of a Boyle Heights 14-year-old by an officer during a foot chase. The video clips show the officer running after Jesse Romero, the sounds of gunfire after Romero turns a corner and then scenes of Romero sprawled on the sidewalk. The actual shooting of Romero are not shown. The L.A. Police Department says that the shooting was justified. But the attorney for the family and some witnesses say that Romero’s gun went off after he tossed and it hit a fence and then the ground — not because he was firing at officers. L.A. Times

Crash: A crash this morning in the 700 block of N. Mission Road in Boyle Heights left two persons in critical condition and another two in serious condition. LAFD

Development:  The Planning Department is asking the public to comment on what should be covered in an environmental impact report for the million-square-foot residential and commercial project proposed for 1111 Sunset Boulevard next to Echo Park. A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday May 30 but the public has until June 30 to submit comments.  Planning Department

Graduate:  The story of Stephen Sills,  whose family moved 16 times before they settled in Los Angeles, where he attended middle and high school in El Sereno. Now, the Wilson High salutatorian is preparing to attend Stanford University this fall. LAUSD Daily

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