LAPD officers shoot man holding a cellphone – Los Angeles Times

Video posted online this week by the Los Angeles Police Department shows two officers approach a man they believed was armed with a gun in South L.A. in March and immediately shoot him .

Jose Barrera, 45, did not have a gun or any other weapon, but was holding a black cellphone and waving it around. He survived.

The shooting is the latest in which LAPD officers opened fire after misjudging the threat posed by an individual, in part based on inaccurate claims from others — including 911 callers — that the people were brandishing firearms.

Source: LAPD officers shoot man holding a cellphone – Los Angeles Times