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August 10, 1991 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family and friends of a Los Angeles man shot to death by police last weekend said Friday that officers fired on the 26-year-old while he was kneeling on the ground with his hands on his head. Freddy Santana was urinating in bushes by a house in his Exposition Park neighborhood when officers ordered him at gunpoint to step into a clearing and drop to the ground, said Isaac Vega. Vega said he watched the confrontation from inside his van parked across the street.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1991 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family and friends of a Los Angeles man shot to death by police last weekend said Friday that officers fired on the 26-year-old while he was kneeling on the ground with his hands on his head. Freddy Santana was urinating in bushes by a house in his Exposition Park neighborhood when officers ordered him at gunpoint to step into a clearing and drop to the ground, said Isaac Vega. Vega said he watched the confrontation from inside his van parked across the street.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man who had allegedly threatened a neighbor and then appeared to draw a gun on officers investigating the incident, authorities said Sunday. Freddie Santana, 26, was pronounced dead near his West 21st Street residence, Los Angeles police spokesman Mike Schwehr said. The gun turned out to be fake. Police were called to the area just southwest of downtown Los Angeles about 10 p.m. Saturday, Schwehr said.
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December 6, 1990 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just days before the 39th and Dalton drug raid, a Los Angeles police captain suggested to his troops in a roll-call session that if an officer shot a gang member "it would not be a loss to the community" and LAPD "management would not view it negatively," according to an internal police report made public Wednesday.
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May 12, 1991 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Days before a massive nighttime raid on two suspected "crack houses" in 1988, Los Angeles police officers talked strategy. Capt. Thomas Elfmont told his troops he wanted the places "hit hard"--so hard, according to one officer in attendance, that Elfmont promised the officers "100%" backing even if they shot someone. "He said that (such a) shooting wouldn't be as scrutinized . . .
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