No police officers prosecuted for shootings in Los Angeles County since 2001

March 7, 2015

“The last time Los Angeles County prosecutors charged a police officer for shooting someone was in 2001.

This past week’s fatal incidents on Skid Row and in Burbank are unlikely to break that streak, an analysis of five years of district attorney’s case reviews shows.

In each of the 409 shootings since January 2010, prosecutors determined on-duty officers were justified in using deadly force. Faced with a rifle, a machete, or no weapon at all, police shot in the name of defense and fatally wounded their targets about half the time.”

Mike Reicher, “No police officers prosecuted for shootings in Los Angeles County since 2001” March 7, 2015, Los Angeles Daily News, http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20150307/no-police-officers-prosecuted-for-shootings-in-los-angeles-county-since-2001

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