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Susan J. Clemmer, a well-regarded officer assigned to the LAPD's Gang and Narcotics Division, walked into the Santa Clarita sheriff's station about 9:15 p.m. and spoke to the sheriff's deputy at the front desk, according to sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore and LAPD officials.
Clemmer, 41, placed a box of personal items on the counter and asked to speak to a different deputy. After a brief conversation with a second deputy, when Clemmer was briefly left unattended, staffers heard a gunshot and rushed out to find her with a single gunshot wound in her head, police said.
No one else was injured.
Don't they have video cameras at every corner in a Sherriff's station? Especially the front counter? The video evidence will be forthcoming, I think. Was she driven to it? Maybe. That discussion would belong in another forum.
“She actually texted one of her partners that evening saying, ‘I’ll see you on Wednesday,’” said Los Angeles Police narcotics unit Capt. Kevin McCarthy, who oversaw Detective Susan Clemmer. “It really came as a shock to all of us.”
Clemmer, 41, of Valencia, had spent about 19 years on the force. She had a career that began in national headlines — as a rookie, she was a key defense witness for her fellow officers in the Rodney King beating trials. She spent about a decade as a narcotics officer, working undercover for years and, most recently, investigating cases of drugs sent through the mail.
“By nature, we’re trained observers, so we’re always looking for something,” McCarthy said. “We’re kind of knocking our heads, saying, ‘Did we miss something?’”
"You may be exposed to the threat of violence, including situations in which people want to take your life," Jablonski said. "That can be distressing."
Originally posted by Walkswithfish
Maybe one day we can revisit this topic with far less ambiguity.
Originally posted by craig732
Your ambiguity does absolutely nothing to further your cause or get people to see things your way.
This could be a potential scandal brewing for the LAPD on the scale of the Rampart Scandal given her position in narcotics.