Transcript explains LAPD’s resignation after police caught playing Pokemon Go at work

A full transcript of two former Los Angeles Police Department officers playing Pokemon Go while on the job has been released to the public.

The document details the event that led to the LAPD officers being fired for ignoring an active heist while trying to capture a Snorlax.

This has been a somewhat ongoing story since court documents came online in early January 2022. a viral Twitter thread bolstered the story for the general public, showing that the now-former cops denied playing Pokemon Go after their termination in 2018.

The officers were adamant that the pair were not actively playing and were just “catching” [an] imageā€ via a tracking application. However, the recorded evidence against the pair is anything but crystal clear, especially for players who know a lot about how playing Pokemon Go works.

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The officers’ full transcript includes a now infamous conversation about a Snorlax in Pokemon Go.

Full Transcript of Officers Playing Pokemon Go Released

The full transcript, labeled “dishonesty.pdf,” was obtained by the publication Motherboard, which fully details the two LAPD agents’ conversations about the event.

It begins with the infamous discovery of the Snorlax, which led to the incident, by officers Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell.

During their conversation, the officers discuss the quickest route they can take to capture the Snorlax, even noting that a Togetic showed up not too far away. Mitchell and Lozano even mention the numbers ‘1876’ and ‘1567’, which given the context can only refer to Togetic’s CP level.

pokemon go LAPD transcript snorlax and togetic Lozano and Gomez discussed the appearance of Snorlax and Togetic in Pokemon Go.

Finally, Mitchell finally finds the Snorlax and says, “Holy crap man. This thing is fighting me. At least I have good stats? Decent defense blown away by stats.” Before the officers finally retreat from the Snorlax’s location, Mitchell claims that “the boys will be so jealous” of his new catch.

LAPD Sergeant Jose Gomez called the two officers while they were on patrol regarding an ongoing robbery at a nearby mall.

However, the pair failed to return the radio call, and when Gomez reviewed the video footage from the officer’s vehicle, he discovered that the two had previously been across the street from the robbery.

This will likely end the ongoing coverage of this story as Lozano and Mitchell were recently denied a judicial review regarding their termination.

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