01-11-2016, 05:03 PM #1
CA - LAPD chief recommends criminal charges for officer in fatal shooting
LAPD chief recommends criminal charges for officer in fatal shooting of homeless man in Venice
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has recommended criminal charges against an officer who killed an unarmed homeless man in Venice, marking the first time as chief that Beck has called for charges in a fatal on-duty shooting.
LAPD investigators concluded that Brendon Glenn was on his stomach, attempting to push himself off the ground, when Officer Clifford Proctor stepped back and fired twice, hitting the 29-year-old in the back, Beck told The Times.It will be up to Lacey and her office to decide whether to bring a case against Proctor, and it's unclear when that decision will be made. Los Angeles County prosecutors have not charged a law enforcement officer for an on-duty shooting in 15 years.
"No one is above the law, and whenever use-of-force crosses the line, it is our obligation to make sure that principle is upheld," [Mayor Eric] Garcetti said.
01-11-2016, 05:06 PM #2
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on Wednesday addressed the death of an unarmed homeless man fatally shot by an officer following a confrontation near the historic Venice sign, saying the shooting concerned him and an investigation was underway.
Beck said in a Wednesday afternoon news conference that he had reviewed video of the shooting and he did not see evidence that indicated extreme circumstances that could prompt an officer to open fire.
01-11-2016, 06:29 PM #3Registered User
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It's about time, then we'll see what happens from here..
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From the first article in post #1 -
After reviewing video, witness accounts and other evidence, investigators determined Glenn was not trying to take either Proctor’s gun or his partner’s weapon at the time of the shooting, Beck said. Proctor’s partner also told investigators he did not know why the officer opened fire.
Proctor's attorney, Larry Hanna, defended his client's decision to shoot, saying the officer saw Glenn going for his partner's gun — even if his partner may not have realized it.
Hanna accused LAPD brass of making a "political decision," ...
"There's a lot of people out there who want to see officers tried for any type of shooting," Hanna said.
Find the defense statements all so ridiculous - recommending charges is a political statement? People want to see officers charged in any shooting?
Have always suspected that officers unions etc, have circulated among officers for years to 'always use they went for my gun' as an immediate excuse for an unjustified shooting. This case drives that home for me. A setup to keep as many people as possible from further questioning LE on the use of lethal force.
It's so saturated now - jmo.
07-25-2016, 04:27 PM #5
Fatal LAPD shooting of homeless man was unjustified, police commission says
Commission rejected claim that the officer shot Brendon Glenn because he grabbed a pistol, putting more pressure on district attorney to charge the officer
The Los Angeles police department’s civilian oversight board has called the shooting of a homeless man in Venice last year unjustified, increasing pressure on prosecutors to charge the officer.
The revelation put more pressure on the LA county district attorney, Jackie Lacey, who is still reviewing the case*, to charge Proctor. Prosecutors in LA have not charged a law enforcement officer with an on-duty shooting in 15 years.
According to the report released on Tuesday, Proctor told investigators Glenn reached for his partner’s holster as they struggled on the ground. “Everything was happening so fast,” Proctor said. “And everybody’s hands were flailing around.”
He shot Glenn in the back but Glenn did not seem to react. Proctor said he then had “a little tunnel vision” and fired a second shot. “I don’t really know where his hands were but he is still holding on.”
However, according to the report, video from the Townhouse bar, which has not been made public, contradicted Proctor’s version. “At no time during the incident can Glen’s hand be observed on or near any portion of [the] holster,” said the LAPD chief’s report. It also said that Proctor’s partner “did not feel any jerking movements” on the holster nor see Glenn reaching for his gun.
07-25-2016, 06:37 PM #6
The justice system in America. If someone kills a cop, if they survive, their bullet ridden body will be in court being arraigned within 24 hours. If the Police Chief and the civilian oversight board find that a cop has murdered a homeless man, the DA will wait many, many years to decide if the cop should be charged or not, to see if maybe everybody will just forget about the case, so the he doesn’t have to charge him at all.
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