In A First, L.A.’s Beck Urges Charges Against Officer In Fatal Shooting


Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has recommended criminal charges against an officer who killed an unarmed homeless man in Venice, Ca., marking the first time as chief that Beck has called for charges in a fatal on-duty shooting, reports the Los Angeles Times. Police 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 said. After reviewing video, witness accounts and other evidence, investigators determined Glenn was not trying to take Proctor's gun or his partner's weapon at the time of the shooting. Proctor's partner told investigators he did not know why the officer opened fire.

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