L.A. Police Officer in Rodney King Case Commits Suicide
CNS–A Los Angeles Police Department detective shot and killed herself in the lobby of the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley Station, authorities said today.
Detective Susan Clemmer died at the scene of the shooting, which occurred about 9 p.m. Monday, said Officer Tenesha Dobine of the LAPD’s Media Relations office.
According to sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore, the woman entered the sheriff’s station at 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia and spoke with two deputies, one of whom became concerned for her.
The deputy left her in the lobby, where she shot herself, Whitmore said. No sheriff’s department personnel were injured.
The circumstances of the shooting were under investigation.