LOS ANGELES - The attorneys of the family of late Los Angeles Police Department officer Houston Tipping revealed a new claim against the city of Los Angeles in connection with his accidental death during a training exercise in May.
The attorney on Monday said Tipping died after being injured by a fellow officer who was under investigation for sexually assaulting a woman.
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The Tipping family attorney adds the assault happened in July 2021 and involved four LAPD officers. He said one of the officers was present at the training exercise the day Tipping died from his injuries.
The medical record provided said that Tipping was "possibly dropped" on his head. The late officer's attorney, however, claims Tipping was beaten to death by other officers in the training drill. Tipping was the officer who wrote the report of the alleged sexual assault, according to the family attorney.
The attorney also said earlier Monday they hope to show new videos of the training Tipping went through.
According to LAPD, Tipping was acting as a bike instructor at the academy, working through a training scenario that involved grappling with another officer. During the demonstration, Tipping apparently fell, resulting in a spinal cord injury according to the department. Other officers there worked to give Tipping CPR, and called Los Angeles Fire Department rescue crews. Tipping was brought to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. Despite doctors' efforts, Tipping died from his injuries.