Cops Kill People: 3 LAPD Officers Will Not Be Charged With Killing Unarmed Man After Police Chase
No Charges For LAPD Cops Who Killed Unarmed Man After High-Speed Chase
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Three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot an unarmed man after a televised car chase in 2013 will not face charges over the killing, prosecutors said on Monday, in a case that has drawn criticism from the department’s police chief.
The news was contained in a letter dated Jan. 29 and released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. It came as national scrutiny over police killings of unarmed people remains high after several high-profile deaths.
The three Los Angeles officers said they thought 51-year-old Brian Beaird, a white National Guard veteran, was reaching for a gun or shooting at them when they fired on him 21 times on Dec. 13, 2013.
“There is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that (the officers) did not act in self-defense…
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