LAPD chief recommends charges for officer in fatal shooting
Chief Charlie Beck says he made his recommendation last month to Los Angeles County District Attorney
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has recommended criminal charges against an officer who killed an unarmed homeless man in Venice.
Beck tells the Los Angeles Times investigators concluded that Brendon Glenn was on his stomach, attempting to push himself off the ground, when Officer Clifford Proctor fired twice, hitting the 29-year-old in the back last May.
Beck says he made his recommendation last month to Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who will ultimately decide whether to file charges.
Proctor's attorney says the officer saw Glenn reaching for his partner's gun.
Beck says 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. Proctor's partner told investigators he did not know why the officer opened fire.
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