LAPD officer will not face charges in the shooting of unarmed homeless black man on crowded Venice Beach street

Mail Online | 3/9/2018 | Associated Press
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A Los Angeles police officer will not face charges for shooting and killing an unarmed homeless man in Venice in 2015.

'After an independent and thorough review of all the evidence in this case, we cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Officer Proctor did not act within the law,' Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said.

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck had recommended that charges be brought against the officer considering that Glenn was unarmed, and his death sparked a series of protests across Los Angeles.

Glenn was killed during a struggle with officers outside a bar where he had fought with a bouncer.

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The 29-year-old of Troy, New York, was on his stomach and trying to push himself up when Proctor shot him twice in the back, according to police.

A police report said Proctor told investigators that he saw Glenn's hand on his partner's holster and thought he was trying to grab the other officer's gun.

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However, police have said that Glenn wasn't trying to take a gun from Proctor or his partner when he was shot, and Proctor's partner told investigators that he didn't know why the officer opened fire.

An attorney for Glenn's family called the prosecutors' decision 'spineless' and said it highlighted a conflict of interest when prosecutors are tasked with deciding whether to charge police officers.

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'He was my beautiful son,' Sheri Camprone, 61, Glenn's mother, told the New York Daily News.

'There's no accountability,' she said. 'It's a travesty of justice. It's horrible. I don't understand.'

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Camprone said her Glenn wa in California for a year of travel meant to be part work, part vacation. She spoke to him the Sunday before his death and learned he planned to return to New York soon because he missed his three-year-old son, she said.

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