Crim­i­nal charges rec­om­mended against of­fi­cer who killed home­less man

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

LOS AN­GE­LES — The Los An­ge­les po­lice chief has rec­om­mended crim­i­nal charges Mon­day against an of­fi­cer who shot and killed an un­armed home­less man. The de­ci­sion came af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tors con­cluded that Bren­don Glenn was on his stom­ach try­ing to push him­self up on May 5 when Of­fi­cer Clifford Proc­tor shot the 29-year-old New York na­tive in the back, Lt. John Je­nal, a po­lice spokesman, said Mon­day. In­ves­ti­ga­tors also found that Glenn wasn’t try­ing to take a gun from Proc­tor or his part­ner when he was shot. Proc­tor’s part­ner told in­ves­ti­ga­tors he didn’t know why the of­fi­cer opened fire, Je­nal said. The of­fi­cers were not wear­ing body cam­eras, but the shoot­ing was cap­tured on sur­veil­lance video. Po­lice have de­clined to re­lease the footage. Je­nal said Po­lice Chief Char­lie Beck made the rec­om­men­da­tion on charges last month to Los An­ge­les County District At­tor­ney Jackie Lacey. She will de­cide whether to charge Proc­tor and does not have to fol­low Beck’s rec­om­men­da­tion.

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