California Court of Appeal affirmed the dismissal of Los Angeles Police Department officers for failing to follow a supervisor’s request to attend to an ongoing robbery at Macy’s Crenshaw mall. The two officers refused to respond to the call and instead played Pokémon GoThe Togetic and Snorlax were captured. They spent around 20 minutes trying to catch the Snorlax and Togetic before they headed towards the location of the robbery. The court found that Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell were fired for “willfully abdicating their duty to assist a commanding officer’s response to a robbery in progress and playing a Pokémon mobile game while on duty.”
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