Woman Shot by Long Beach School Safety Officer Not Expected to Survive
An 18-year-old woman is braindead after a Long Beach school safety officer opened fire on her vehicle outside Millikan High School on Monday.
The off-campus shooting followed an altercation between the woman, Mona Rodriguez, and a 15-year-old student outside the high school. The officer had intervened in the fight and Rodriguez returned to her vehicle. When the officer approached the vehicle to confront Rodriguez the car sped away, nearly clipping him. Video shows the officer shooting at the car as it fled. One of those bullets hit Rodriguez in the head. The young mother’s death is now imminent, her family says.
The school officer has been placed on administrative leave while the Long Beach Police Department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office investigate. Rodriguez’s family says they intend to file a claim with the Long Beach Unified School District as well as a federal civil rights lawsuit.
The incident comes as numerous school districts across the state have canceled or considered canceling their contracts with local police.
Read more about Monday’s shooting here.