Main suspect in video of gun flashed behind officer released
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man arrested in connection with an online video showing someone flash a gun while filming a Los Angeles police officer has been released after posting bail.
LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado said Thursday that 35-year-old Alex Izquierdo was arrested Wednesday in the LA suburb of Hawthorne.
Though Police Chief Charlie Beck had said the department was negotiating with Izquierdo’s attorney to turn himself in, Preciado says Izquierdo did not surrender. Izquierdo is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 29.
Police initially thought the video was a threat, but an investigation revealed it was made by a 1990s rap group looking for a comeback.
The attorney for two LAPD officers who shot and killed a man Saturday told The Los Angeles Times that the lawmen thought they were under attack because of the video.