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LAPD officer in fatal Venice shooting was subject of criminal probe
LAPD officer in fatal Venice shooting was subject of criminal probe

A Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot an unarmed homeless man in Venice two weeks ago is a seven-year department veteran who was the subject of a criminal investigation for omitting witness statements in a police report, according to a district attorney's office memo. Prosecutors declined to pursue charges of perjury or filing a false police report against Officer Clifford Proctor last year but faulted him for not including statements from two witnesses that he "should reasonably have known … were material to the investigation and should have been included in the report," the memo said. LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith, a department spokesman, declined to comment...

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