Lawyer for family of LAPD officer Tipping shows alleged evidence that his head was injured

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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.

Attorney Bradley Gage holds a press conference on new evidence on the LAPD officer Houston Tipping death Tuesday, Woodland Hills CA, July 5,2022.The LAPD???s Devonshire Division died on May 29 three days after he was severely injured during a training exercise at Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park. His family has hired a well-known Woodland Hills attorney and is preparing to sue the City of Los Angeles for wrongful death (Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer)Attorney Bradley Gage holds a press conference Tuesday July 5, regarding LAPD officer Houston Tipping’s death on May 29 three days after he was severely injured during a training exercise at the Police Academy in Elysian Park. His family is preparing to sue the city.(Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer)

Police said previously that Tipping, a bike instructor, was working in a scenario that involved grappling with another officer.According to the LAPD, during the exercise Tipping fell to the floor and suffered a spinal cord injury. Other officers present initiated CPR until Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics arrived, police said.

Last month, Gage filed a damages claim — precursor to a lawsuit — on behalf of Tipping’s mother, Shirley Huffman, alleging that Tipping was beaten by fellow officers in an exercise designed to “simulate a mob.”

The claim alleges that Tipping was repeatedly struck in the head, causing him to bleed, and that he suffered multiple neck fractures that led to his death.

LAPD Chief Michel Moore disputed the allegation during last week’s Police Commission meeting, saying, “Officer Tipping did not sustain any laceration to the head, any cut or otherwise to his head, as a result of his fall to the ground when he and another officer during a training exercise fell to the ground. … Officer Tipping was also not struck or beaten during thistraining session.”

Moore said that Tipping “did grapple with another officer, and both fell to the ground, resulting in a catastrophic injury to his spinal cord.”

At the news conference, attorney Gate showed reporters MRI images and said, “All these little items here, six of them, are staples,” pointing to the image. “Staples are utilized in order to close a laceration in the head.”

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