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August 27, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

Check clothing to determine truth

Who is telling the truth regarding the shooting of ice cream truck vendor Deshira Selimaj her husband or the police?

Her husband claims her hands were up in the air when she was shot, and the police say she was attacking them with a knife. As an ex-detective for the Los Angeles Police Department, I know the answer should be relatively simple.

When a person raises his hands above his head, the upper-body clothing also rises. A bullet fired into the upper body should be in the same spot as the bullet hole in the clothing.

The coroner should raise the victim’s arms above the victim’s head and match the hole in the clothing to the bullet entry wound in the body. If they match, her hands were in the air. If they do not match, her hands were not in the air, as claimed by her husband.

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