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LAPD officers who fatally shot homeless man on skid row were legally justified, D.A. says

LAPD officers who fatally shot homeless man on skid row were legally justified, D.A. says

Prosecutors have concluded that Los Angeles police officers were legally justified in shooting a homeless man last year on skid row, a videotaped killing that attracted international attention and renewed the local debate over interactions between police and L.A.’s homeless population.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office found that the officers — Sgt. Chand Syed and Officers Francisco Martinez and Daniel Torres — reasonably believed Charly Leundeu Keunang posed a lethal threat during the March 1, 2015 shooting. Their...

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