Officers Targeted by Anonymous-Style “Doxxing” Attack


Two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers who may have been involved in the fatal shooting of a Skid Row man have been “doxxed.” The term refers to a technique, made infamous by the Anonymous hacking collective during the Occupy Wall Street protests, in which hackers post a target’s private information online.

The officers’ names, addresses, and information about their children’s schools were revealed, according to CBS Los Angeles.

There is some confusion as to the Skid Row man’s identity; he was initially identified as Charley Saturmin Robinet, a French national, but later the French consulate said the man had stolen the identity of a French citizen and was living under an assumed name.

The deceased allegedly brutally robbed a Thousand Oaks in 2000, pistol-whipping a teller who could not open the vault, later forcing the bank manager to open two vaults at gunpoint, according to the Los Angeles Times. After being sentenced to 15 years in prison, he was examined in 2003 by a psychiatrist, who deemed him mentally ill. He reportedly refused to move to an in-patient mental health unit, but agreed to move in 2005 when federal prosecutors petitioned the court that he be hospitalized. He was released from a federal facility in May 2014.

Sunday’s shooting occurred after officers responded to a 911 call; the LAPD said that the suspect resisted officers and seized a probationary officer’s holstered pistol before he was shot. On Monday, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said that the LAPD had video footage of the incident from body cameras worn by an officer and a sergeant involved in the shooting.

The Times reported that an enhanced version of video of the incident showed Robinet’s arm reach toward an officer’s waistband.

Hundreds of marchers protested at LAPD headquarters on Tuesday, according to CBS Los Angeles.


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