Los Angeles Police officer who died
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police officer who died was beaten in training, mother claims, of neck injuries suffered during training had been beaten by fellow officers in an exercise meant to “simulate a mob,” according to a wrongful-death claim filed against the city by his mother.
Houston Teabing, 32, was shot May 26 at the police academy and died three days later.
His funeral on Wednesday was attended by Police Chief Michael Moore and Mayor Eric Garste.
Teabing’s mother, Shirley Hoffman, filed her notice of claim against the city on Friday, alleging wrongful death and civil rights violations, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Such allegations often lead to lawsuits.
Hoffman claims that her son “was repeatedly hit in the head so badly that it bleeds” and that he sustained multiple fractures to his neck, which led to his death.
The prosecution also alleges that the training exercise was “already questioned” before Teabing was injured due to injuries to other officers, according to The Times.
Capt. Kelly Muniz, a police spokesman, told the newspaper that the department could not comment on the allegation.
Moniz said the department has launched its own investigation into the incident, in part to determine if “there are any changes that need to be made.”
Teabing, a management veteran for five years, served as a patrol officer in the San Fernando Valley.