Neil Peter White, a 38-year-old white man, was shot by Los Angeles police on Thursday, July 9, near West 9th Street and South Sycamore Avenue in Mid-Wilshire, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
About 8:40 a.m., LAPD Wilshire Division officers went to the area after they received multiple reports of a man using a skateboard to break windows near Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said.
When officers arrived, Smith said, they saw a man matching the reported description riding a skateboard down South Sycamore Avenue. The officers began following him in their car.
At some point, the man fell or jumped off his skateboard, Smith said. The officers got out of their car and tried to detain him, but he did not cooperate with their commands, he said.
During the struggle, one of the officers used a Taser on the man, directly pressing it …
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