Man convicted of pointing laser beam at police aircraft
Floyd Atkins was convicted of one felony count of discharging laser at an aircraft. He was found not guilty of a second felony count of discharging a laser at an aircraft, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Atkins is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 3 and faces a maximum sentence of three years in county jail.
He was arrested last summer near East 29th and Paloma streets in Historic South-Central after the beams were spotted by a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter crew.
— Robert J. Lopez
Map shows area where Floyd Atkins was arrested. Credit: Times Mapping L.A.