A 63-year-old man’s family is blaming the Los Angeles Police Department for his death after a murder suspect allegedly carjacked and dragged him during a police chase. According to KTLA, the fatal incident occurred on October 13 in Inglewood.
Larry Walker, the victim, was allegedly carjacked by a suspect who was being pursued by police. Walker’s body became entangled beneath his car after the suspect took control of it. The victim was killed after the suspect dragged his body for several miles.
Walker’s family has since requested that the California Attorney General’s Office conduct an independent investigation into his death. They also claimed that the Los Angeles Police Department was at fault for his death.
“I hold the man who killed my father responsible, but the operation and the way they attempted to apprehend that man were negligent,” Jamien Walker, the deceased man’s daughter, said. Hope Davis, Walker’s sister-in-law, also stated that the police should have “called that chase off” at some point. “You should have canceled it,” she added.
The deceased man was said to be a well-known member of his community. He assisted in the operation of an adult disability facility in Inglewood. Jamien Walker described her father as “such a great man” at a memorial held in his honor. “He contributed to his community.” “He was devoted to his family,” she added.
Gaynell Walker, Walker’s wife, also mourned her husband’s death. “It’s difficult to sit in the living room without him. “It’s difficult just to sit in the kitchen,” she admitted. “The entire community is losing out.”
Walker’s family told KTLA that they are not considering filing charges against the LAPD right now because they are trying to heal. They also stated that they want to avoid a similar incident in the future.
“This loss really hurt me because a lot of people claim to love you, care for you, and be there for you, but this man truly did,” Larry’s friend Tiffanie Brown said.
Walker’s carjacker was eventually apprehended and taken into custody. He is facing numerous charges, including murder.