Woman shot by Long Beach school cop to go off life support
October 5, 2021
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The family of an 18-year-old woman who was left brain dead after being shot by a Southern California school safety officer says she will be taken off life support in the coming days.
The family of Mona Rodriguez on Friday urged California’s attorney general to open an independent investigation into the shooting in Long Beach about a block from Millikan High School, saying the officer should be criminally charged for his actions.
Rodriguez was involved in a fight Monday in a parking lot near the school, then got into the passenger seat of a car. As the car sped away, the officer began shooting, striking Rodriguez in the back of the head, police spokesperson Arantxa Chavarria said.