Crime & Justice

Video released of LAPD officer fatally shooting 14-year-old boy in Boyle Heights

Teresa Dominguez, the mother of 14-year-old Jesse Romero, looks over a memorial for Romero, who was shot and killed by police in Boyle Heights.
Teresa Dominguez, the mother of 14-year-old Jesse Romero, looks over a memorial for Romero, who was shot and killed by police in Boyle Heights.
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Body-worn camera footage of a Los Angeles police officer shooting and killing 14-year-old Jesse Romero in 2016 was seen by the public for the first time Tuesday afternoon. An attorney for the Romero family released the video, which was unsealed in an excessive force lawsuit against Officer Eden Medina and the city of Los Angeles.