LAPD bomb squad likely caused fireworks to explode (leader) – .

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LAPD bomb squad likely caused fireworks to explode (leader) – .


Human error by LAPD technicians is likely behind the explosion of a homemade fireworks display that destroyed their truck, caused extensive damage to a residential area and injured 17 people, said Monday. chief of police.

The June 30 explosion – which damaged dozens of homes, businesses and vehicles – also resulted in the dismissal of five members of the department’s demining team, according to Chief Michel Moore.

Moore, citing preliminary findings from an investigation into the blast, said bomb squad technicians overloaded a containment chamber above security clearance.

Despite the mistake, authorities are still trying to determine if the chamber – which is designed to contain explosions – was faulty.

LAPD chief Michel Moore provides an update on the June 30 fireworks display at 716 E. 27th St. that sent 17 neighbors and first responders to hospital and destroyed a bomb squad truck of the LAPD.
LAPD chief Michel Moore provides an update on the June 30 fireworks explosion that sent 17 neighbors and first responders to hospital and destroyed a LAPD mine clearance team truck.
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The planned detonation of the homemade fireworks came after authorities confiscated more than 5,000 pounds of illegal commercial-grade fireworks from a Los Angeles home.

The commercial-grade fireworks exploded off the site, but officers, believing the homemade fireworks were too unstable to be transported, chose to set them off inside the ward’s containment chamber.

The LAPD and FBI are reviewing explosive detonation protocols, and the police department is requiring a captain to approve future detonations.

Inside Rosalina Chavez's damaged home on July 7, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Inside Rosalina Chavez’s damaged home on July 7, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Those injured by the blast included nine LAPD officers, seven civilians and one officer from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

A policeman was taken to hospital and is now recovering at home.

Some victims have already filed complaints against the city.

Residents are allowed to return home to check for damage on East 27th Street July 7, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Residents are allowed to return home to check for damage on East 27th Street July 7, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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