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LAPD police officers fired after chasing Snorlax with Pokemon GO instead of robbery

Two Los Angeles police officers were fired after choosing to chase Snorlax with Pokemon GO instead of helping stop an ongoing robbery at a local mall.

As reported by Vise And details Court documents, Former LAPD officers Louis Rosano and Eric Mitchell were patrolling on foot during a robbery at Macy’s in Clensha Mall on April 15, 2017. Calls began to respond to nearby police, and some rushed to the mall, like troops at the scene of a murder crime.

Lozano and Mitchell, on the other hand, initially ignored the call and responded with a simple “no” when asked again. After all, they said they were in a different location than the actual location, saying, “I didn’t knowingly respond to the robbery call and tried to hide the facts.”

After listening to the recordings of Rosano and Mitchell in the police car, LAPD also discovered that they were playing Pokemon GO on the day of the robbery.

“According to the recording, at around 6:09 pm (only five minutes after Police Officer Rosano said” screw “to check in for a robbery phone call), Police Officer Mitchell told Rosano that” Snorlax “was” I warned that it popped up. 46th and Leimert,'”I read the court document. “Oh, you replied,’Oh, you’re not going to 46th place’, Rosano replied. [know] What can i do?sick [go] It goes down on the 11th and swings at the Clen Show. I know I can reach it that way. Mitchell suggested another route and told Rosano, “It was four minutes.”

“For the next 20 minutes, DICVS caught a petitioner discussing Pokemon as the virtual creatures traveled to various locations that appear to be visible on their mobile phones. On their way to the location of Snorlax. So, Officer Mitchell warned Officer Rosano that “Togetic has just popped out.” Up,’Note that it was'[o]n Clenshaw, just south of No. 50. After Mitchell apparently captured Snorlax, he shouted “Gut” and the petitioner said, “[g]o I got a togetic and ran away. “

After Rosano “buried and super-balled” the Togetic, and after successfully catching the Togetic, they decided to return to Seven-Eleven to end the clock. Later, they lied about playing the game, “just talking about Pokemon GO,” and even “capturing.” [an] Image of Pokemon in the tracking app. ”

They were charged with multiple charges of illegal activity at work, dismissed, and later unaware that the conversation was recorded, saying their words should be considered “private”. , Tried to sue their lawsuit. On January 7, 2022, the court dismissed the appeal.

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Adam Bankhurst is an IGN news writer. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst from Cramps.