Rodger Attorney Says Police Were Contacted Weeks Ago About Suicidal Tendencies
An attorney for Peter Rodger, father of alleged Santa Barbara gunman Elliot Rodger, told The Hollywood Reporter that the family had notified police weeks ago about the troubled teen.
The attorney for Peter Rodger, Alan Shifman, confirmed to THR that the family had contacted police several weeks earlier regarding suicidal tendencies. Shifman said that Elliot Rodger, a student at Santa Barbara city college, had been seeing a social worker and therapists recently…
Elliot Rodger is the son of Peter Rodger, a special unit director on The Hunger Games. For the Lionsgate film, the director had helped create “the propaganda film for the fictional ‘Capitol’ in the story,” according to the filmmaker’s website. Rodger had also directed Oh My God, a 2009 documentary that explored theological questions.