LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against two Los Angeles police officers who shot and killed a woman two years ago.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/2q4VX9M) the decision Wednesday not to hold the officers criminally liable in the death of Norma Guzman came after prosecutors reviewed evidence, including video captured on police body cameras.

Officers Samuel Briggs and Antonio fatally shot Guzman in 2015 as she approached them with a knife. Police said she ignored repeated orders to drop the weapon and the officers feared for their lives.

In September, the Police Commission broke ranks with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and faulted one of the two officers who shot Guzman for his tactics and for his use of deadly force.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.