LAPD will investigate claim in airport shooting

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FOR MOVEMENT FRIDAY NOV. 15 FILE - This June, 2013 photo released by the Hernandez family Nov. 2, 2013, shows Transportation Security Administration officer Gerardo Hernandez. Hernandez, 39, was shot to death by a gunman who went on a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, Nov. 1, 2013. At the shooting, Hernandez lay bleeding from his chest as paramedics waited nearby, ready to help but unable to because police said it was too dangerous to enter the terminal where a gunman had shot four people. It would be 33 minutes before the Transportation Security Administration officer received first aid, and by then, it was too late. (AP Photo/Courtesy Hernandez Family, file)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles Police Department official says an internal investigation will be done into an allegation that an LAPD officer delayed medical aid when he told responders that an airport security officer was dead after being shot.

Cmdr. Andrew Smith said Friday the department always investigates allegations against its officers.

Marshall McClain, president of the airport police union, claims LAPD Officer John Long told responding officers that Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo Hernandez was dead as he lay in a terminal on Nov. 1 after a gunman targeted TSA officers.

It's unclear how that determination was made or whether Long was qualified to do so. Long declined comment.

McClain says an airport police officer later thought he detected a light pulse and wheeled Hernandez to paramedics — 33 minutes after he was shot.

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