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Skid Row Cop Shooting ‘Was Justified’

A Los Angeles civilian oversight panel has ruled that LAPD officers were justified in killing a homeless black man on Skid Row in March 2015. Charly Keundeu Keunang was shot six times, including twice in the chest. Activists have since called for police to release body-camera footage of the shooting. The civilian commission found that one officer’s tactics in shooting Keunang had violated policy, but did not say how. “We’re extremely, extremely disappointed,” one police-oversight activist said.