The family of late police officer Houston Tipping, who served in the Devonshire Division of the Los Angeles Police Department and died during a training incident, shared CT scan images on Tuesday July 5 that they say support their claim that the 32-year-old officer had suffered head injuries.
The family’s attorney held a press conference in Woodland Hills to challenge statements by LAPD Chief Michel Moore, who told the Police Commission that the late officer did not have head wounds that may have led to his death during a training accident.
The CT scans shown to media on Tuesday at the press conference show what appear to be six staples in Tipping’s head — suggesting a contradiction to Moore’s claim that Tipping did not sustain a head wound during the training exercise that led to his death.
Both sides agree that the 32-year-old Tipping suffered catastrophic injuries and died after participating in a training scenario.
Tipping’s mother said in June that she is taking legal action to find out more about what happened.
Speaking at a news conference in Woodland Hills on Tuesday, attorney Bradley Gage said the “explanation from the LAPD is untrue” regarding Tipping’s death. Tipping died on May 29, three days after the training accident at the LAPD’s Elysian Park academy.