Los Angeles County California Sheriff's Department
|Dates of Service||Hired April 21, 2016.|
|Last Known Status||Active|
2021 Moses Hanson
On February 16, 2021, Runge and Deputy Jacob Cosola saw Hanson sitting on a curb next to a toppled city tree and a shovel. Hanson had dirt on his clothes. When the officers approached, Hanson "spoke rapidly [and] slurred his words". Hanson fled on foot and the officers pursued. Hanson stopped, turned towards the officers and put his hands up in a fighting stance. Cosola fired his Taser, which was ineffective. Hanson continued running and the officers pursued. Hanson stopped again and a struggle ensued, with Hanson and Runge exchanging punches and Cosola striking Hanson with his knee before Hanson was subdued.
Hanson was charged with resisting an executive officer and vandalism.
The department had not issued body-worn cameras at the time of the incident.
The department opened an internal investigation.
On January 6, 2022, the department's Executive Force Review Committee determined that the officers' tactics and force were within department policy.
2023 Death of Byram Everett
On February 10, 2023, a woman called police and alleged that her husband, Everett, had hit her and put her in a headlock. Runge and other deputies responded and contacted the victim, who described Everett as intoxicated, mentally ill, and suicidal. Deputies located Everett, who was armed with a sword and advanced on the deputies while ignoring their orders to drop the weapon. One deputy fired a foam baton almost simultaneously with Runge firing his service weapon, striking Everett. Deputies rendered aid until paramedics arrived. Everett was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The incident was captured on the deputies' body-worn cameras.
The department opened a criminal investigation.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Case File, Use of Force Report, 2023-05-07
- ↑ Blake Runge L, Deputy Sheriff, Los Angeles County, govSalaries
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 LASD Deputy-Involved Shooting (DIS) in the 37500 block of Oxford Drive, Palmdale, LASD
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Critical Incident Briefing - Palmdale Station, 02/10/23, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, 2023-04-26
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