Family of teen girl killed in Burlington store sues LAPD, officer who fired

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The parents of Valentina Orellana-Peralta, the 14-year-old girl accidentally killed in a Los Angeles police shooting in December, have filed a lawsuit against the city and the officer who fired the fatal shot.

Soledad Peralta and Juan Pablo Orellana Larenas allege that the LAPD failed to “adequately train and supervise” the officers who confronted an assault suspect in a North Hollywood department store. The lawsuit singles out William Dorsey Jones Jr., the officer who fired multiple shots at the suspect, one of which inadvertantly struck Valentina in a dressing room.

“More importantly, within the Los Angeles Police Department, there was and exists a custom, policy and practice … that fostered an environment that allowed and permitted this shooting to occur,” read the suit, which demands a jury trial and seeks unspecified damages.

Jones is named as a defendant, along with the city, the LAPD and Burlington Stores Inc. On Monday, an LAPD spokeswoman expressed her condolences to the family of Valentina, but said that she couldn’t comment on pending litigation, and the city attorney’s office said it hadn’t yet seen the suit and would not comment. Attempts to reach Jones’ attorney were not successful.

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