A court upheld the firing of 2 LAPD officers who ignored a robbery to play Pokémon Go

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Two Los Angeles Police Department officers were fired for playing the game Pokémon Go instead of responding to a robbery call in 2017. Here, a smartphone displays the Pokémon Go app in 2016. Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP via Getty Images

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An appeals court in California has upheld the firing of two former Los Angeles Police Department officers for playing Pokémon Go rather than responding to a nearby robbery.

Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell, who were fired after the 2017 incident, had

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