Under California law, which grants a medical examiner the authority to hold inquests at their own discretion, the inquest is defined as a "formal court proceeding," the sheriff's office said. Rumors circulated that one of the deputies had died, but officials confirmed the rumor was false.

The LA County Sheriff wrote on Twitter the protesters chanted, “We hope they die,” which can also be heard on the video. “We have the civil unrest and protests in south LA, we have the Bobcat Fire, we have situations in downtown LA. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

"And he actually shot the victim with an AR-15, and stole the vehicle. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department had no immediate comment, telling ABC News he hadn't heard of any reports of problems at the jail concerning Murray, but would look into the matter.

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Investigators on Wednesday did not provide a specific motive for the attack, “other than the fact that he obviously hates policemen and he wants them dead,” said Capt.

The handling of the case has subjected Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the rest of the department to intense public scrutiny, according to the Los Angeles Times. Transit Center in Compton, authorities said. Retired Justice Candace Cooper, who served as a state appeals court judge, was appointed by the coroner's office to conduct an inquest into the circumstances, manner and cause of Guardado's death, starting Nov. 30. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,

The suspect was described only as “a dark-skinned male,” officials said during the press conference. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC.

The coroner's decision to open an independent investigation is notable, said Eric Miller, a professor of law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Officials claimed that at the time of Murray's arrest they didn't know for sure he was the alleged gunman. He "is committed to transparency.". pic.twitter.com/cBQjyKkoxJ. In 2017, she applied to be a sheriff’s deputy, the Daily Mail reported. Compton is among communities near South Los Angeles, an area with a large Black population that has long been a flashpoint for racial tension and mistrust of police. Officials described the gunman with a very general description given by one of the deputies who was shot.

LA County Sheriffs released video of the incident as police work to identify a suspect. Huang was documenting the protests when she was arrested. He turns a corner out of the frame, past a second figure lingering on the sidewalk, according to the Times. We are humbled in the tremendous outpouring of Love, overwhelming show of support & uplifting words & acts of kindness from the public & our Brothers in Blue, both near & far, for the deputies ambushed in Compton. Anyone with information about the suspect or this crime was encouraged to contact authorities at (323) 890-5500. Both sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition. Witnesses can be called and documents subpoenaed. Deputies say she did not have proper credentials. He was only described as a dark-skinned male, between the age of 28-30, wearing dark clothing.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva shares latest on manhunt for suspect who ambushed Los Angeles deputies. But officials at the time said it was not related to the ambush case. Manhunt still underway,” he wrote. We remain steadfast in Fighting the Good Fight. Villanueva and District Attorney Jackie Lacey on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 said attempted murder charges have been filed against 36-year-old Deonte Lee Murray. The black Mercedes was found nearby. Firefighters, Los Angeles Police Department officers, Los Angeles Sheriff deputies and United States Coast Guard cadets during a moment of silence at a remembrance ceremony for the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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They were identified as a 31-year-old female deputy and 24-year-old male deputy. Undersheriff Tim Murakami confirmed both deputies were still alive at 10 p.m. Saturday. "The jails here are run by the sheriff. The object of the inquest is to "collect information that supports the cause and manner of death," but it also serves as a "public quasi-judicial inquiry," the coroner's office added. or redistributed. All rights reserved. The woman is a 31-year-old mother of a 6-year-old boy and the man is 24. He said the department is stretched thin, and they will now be watching out for similar attacks. That may be more conducive to a fair and neutral process," Miller said.

Anti-police protesters blocked an emergency room entrance where the two Los Angeles Sheriff deputies were recovering early Sunday morning.

Murray has a criminal history including convictions for sales and possession of narcotics, firearm possession, receiving stolen property, burglary and terrorist threats, authorities said. Both deputies initially were in critical condition and taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where they underwent surgery. The female deputy was shot through the jaw, applied a tourniquet to the male deputy and called for help on the radio, her family told Melugin.

“These are real people doing a tough job, and it just shows just the dangers of the job in the blink of an eye,” Villaneuva said at a press conference.

Murray pleaded not guilty to the charges, and a preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 28. Authorities on Wednesday announced the charges against Deonte Lee Murray, a 36-year-old Black man who had been arrested two weeks earlier in connection with a separate incident of armed … The LASD asked protesters to stop blocking the entrance and exit of the emergency room, saying blocking the ambulance entrance and exit is extremely dangerous. “As you can tell we’re stretched,” he said at the press conference, and paused to wait for the sound of nearby sirens to dissipate. “BREAKING: LASD has given me the okay to show this shortened video of the suspect opening fire on the deputies in this ambush. You can watch the full press conference here. Following Murray's arrest Sept. 15, he was charged with one count each of carjacking, second-degree robbery and assault with a semi-automatic firearm.

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The news outlet said she was covering protests and said she captured audio of the arrest and identified herself as a reporter.