L.A. Police Chief Criticizes Officers For Shooting Of Homeless Man
The “Squeeze first, ask questions last” mantra of police has GOT to stop!
Less than a day after a Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a homeless man in a struggle near the beach, Chief Charlie Beck was questioning the need to use deadly force in the confrontation.
Amid tensions nationwide over police killings of unarmed black men, Beck said he was “very concerned” by the shooting and planned a community meeting Thursday night.
In this case, both the officer and the man he shot Tuesday night were black, a point Beck made to reporters.
At that same news conference Wednesday, Beck also said he has yet to see evidence that would justify the fatal shooting near Venice Beach.
“Any time an unarmed person is shot by a Los Angeles police officer, it takes extraordinary circumstances to…
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