Two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were fired for playing Pokemon Go. The investigation against them began back in 2017, but the court made a decision only now.
Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell were accused of ignoring the commander’s request for help. He asked for help and come to the robbery. Instead of answering, the cops left the area of responsibility and went to catch Pokémon in the game. Their escape was recorded by a video recorder. In addition, the police tried to lie about their actions before they were exposed.
The defendants asked to appeal their dismissal, arguing that the use of the video recorder violated the law on the protection of private conversations between officers. This appeal was dismissed on January 7th.