INSTAGRAM MODEL COP SHOT THE ATTACKER
The 23 year old Los Angeles police officer was sued by the man’s 14 year old daughter for killing Daniel Hernandez, who was walking toward him with a box cutter in his hand. Toni McBride, considered one of the “star cops” of the Los Angeles Police Department, was brought to court after the appearance of body camera footage.
In the footage shot in downtown Los Angeles in April, it is heard that 23-year-old McBride tells Daniel Hernandez to drop the knife. The images also show that McBride fired his gun four times and Daniel Hernandez fell to the ground. After his fall, the police officer fires two more shots at the man, who did not drop the box cutter from his hand.
Hernandez’s 14 year old daughter sued the Los Angeles Police Department on the grounds that McBride had a ‘reckless tendency to violence and murder’ and fired unfairly.
The Hernandez family says that the use of force by the police is something that the black and Latin people have been exposed to and dealt with for decades.
CRITICISM FROM HERNANDEZ’S LAWYER
“Do we really want the police officers to act like gunslingers? Or do we want them to protect and serve us?” Said Arnoldo Casillas, the lawyer representing the Hernandez family, telling LA Times. Police forces argued that McBride’s use of force was justified.