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Los Angeles Police Cleared in Police Killing of Redel Jones

HeadlineJul 13, 2016

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Police Commission has ruled officers did not violate the department’s policy on the use of deadly force when they shot an African-American woman last year. Police have claimed Redel Jones was armed with a knife and had charged a police officer. But at least one witness has said Jones had her back turned to police when she was shot. After the commission’s announcement, protesters called for the resignation of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck during a demonstration inside City Hall. The protest in Los Angeles comes amid nationwide protests over the fatal police shootings of African-American men Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, last week.

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