Officials say that three LAPD officers who shot and killed a man on live television will not face charges.
In December 2013, 51-year-old Brian Beaird led police on a high-speed chase before crashing his vehicle into another in downtown Los Angeles. After exiting the vehicle, the National Guard veteran—who reportedly suffered from mental health issues—was shot several times after Officers Armando Corral, Michael Ayala, and Leonardo Ortiz fired 20 rounds at him.
According to the Los Angeles Times, District Attorney Jackie Lacey explained in a statement released on Monday that an investigation yielded "insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt" that the officers failed to act in self-defense. However, the Times does note that LAPD Chief Charlie Beck dismissed the self-defense claims, calling the officers' actions a violation of department rules.
All three officers have been suspended without pay, and the city has since agreed to a $5 million settlement with Beaird's family.
[via Los Angeles Times]