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LOS ANGELES, CA - 2014: Los Angeles Police Department Helicopter flying over Marina del Rey, California. (Credit: Karl Sonnenberg/Shutterstock.com)

It was a first for the Los Angeles Police Department: A helicopter was dispatched to where a 29-year-old man was barricaded inside a home on the top of a hill, surrounded by brush and debris.

During the hours-long standoff, the man fired at SWAT officers and they fired back from the helicopter, striking Anthony Soderberg. He died at the scene.

This week, an oversight panel determined in closed session that 12 officers violated department rules on lethal force in the incident. The decision puts the Los Angeles Police Commission at odds with Chief Charlie Beck, who determined that all aspects of the May 8, 2017, shooting in Sunland were in policy, according to a report made public Monday.

The police commission voted 3 to 1 to find the officers out of policy in the fatal shooting. One officer was found to have acted within policy.

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