Downtown Los Angeles

LAPD Venice Shooting Town Hall

An LAPD officer shot and killed an unarmed homeless man in Venice during an encounter on Tuesday. Below is footage from the Venice Shooting town hall at Westminster Elementary School. Police Chief Charlie Beck was not in attendance and everyone noticed. The video footage of the encounter has yet to be released and the officials were unsure as to whether the shooting officer had been interviewed to date.

Some residents of Venice are understandably angry and many expressed concern over the heavy handedness of the LAPD against the homeless in the community.