Four LAPD Cops Cleared in Skid Row Shooting

Four LAPD officers involved in the shooting death of an unarmed African American homeless man last year did not violate department policy, the Los Angeles police commission ruled on Tuesday. 

The incident occurred last March when officers confronted Charly Keunang on LA's Skid Row. Keunang became combative with officers and allegedly grabbed for one of the officer's guns before being shot. The entire incident was caught on video and went viral on social media. 

Joshua Piovia-Scott, an attorney representing the Keunang family said of the decision, "This was the killing of one unarmed homeless man by six heavily armed and trained officers."

The commission found that three of the officer's use of force was within policy; however, one was not. No details as to the behavior deemed to be out of policy was provided. 

Toxicology reports on Mr. Keunang found methamphetamine and marijuana in his system. 


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