LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a video apparently showing a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy ignoring a shooting call while he recorded a message for his former girlfriend (all times local):
A former girlfriend of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy says she posted a video of him ignoring a shooting call because she felt officials weren't taking her seriously when she raised concerns about his conduct involving the call.
The video posted on YouTube last month also shows Deputy Jeremy Fennell looking into the camera and saying, "Someone got shot. Oh well."
His ex-girlfriend, Priscilla Anderson, told The Associated Press Thursday that she posted the video online last month after calling and emailing sheriff's officials.
She says she also sent other videos of Fennell being rude to people on the street.
She says she received no response and wanted to bring attention to his behavior.
The sheriff's department says it is conducting an investigation.
A call to a number listed for Fennell in public records went unanswered.
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy is under investigation after a video posted online appears to show him ignoring a shooting call so he can chat with his ex-girlfriend.
Sheriff's officials say Thursday Deputy Jeremy Fennell has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
A video posted on YouTube last month shows Fennell in his patrol car as a dispatcher announces a shooting. The 26-year-old deputy then looks into the camera and says, "Someone got shot. Oh well."
Fennell tells the woman that he knows he should respond to the shooting, but he won't because he wants to sort out issues in their relationship.
It's unclear when the video was taken.
Fennell's union says it looks forward to a full and impartial investigation.