The Los Angeles Police Department opened an internal affairs investigation to determine why a desk officer turned away the woman who drove the getaway car after her passenger fatally shot rapper Nipsey Hussle.
The Internal Affairs Group is investigating a desk officer’s response at the 77th Street station in April, said Josh Rubenstein, the LAPD’s chief spokesman.
Investigators will interview witnesses and review any recordings from body cameras worn by desk officers, he said. “Early indications” show that miscommunication led to the witness being turned away, he added.
“One of the police officers is like, ‘Well, don’t worry about it,’ you know, ‘Don’t listen to the news,'” the woman testified. “My mom said, ‘Well, she needs to talk to somebody.’ But he said, ‘Don’t worry about it.’ So we just left.”
“We want to make sure all of policies and procedures were followed,” Rubenstein said, declining to comment further.