John S. Pistole, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) gives his opening statement in a hearing before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security on TSA’s SPOT Program and Initial Lessons From the LAX Shooting, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An airport police union spokesman said Friday that medical attention for a Transportation Security Administration officer shot by a gunman was delayed because a Los Angeles Police Department officer told other responders the man was dead.
LAPD said it would investigate whether the veteran officer hindered efforts to rescue TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who lay on the floor helplessly bleeding for 33 minutes after a Nov. 1 shooting attack at Los Angeles International Airport.
The investigation, which is routine any time allegations are made about an officer, will be conducted in addition to a review of whether paramedics were kept too long from Terminal 3 to attend to victims after suspect Paul Ciancia had been shot and taken into custody.
Ciancia could face the death penalty if convicted of a federal murder charge. He is accused of targeting TSA Login to read more