officer-involved shootings

Parents Of Man Killed At Corona Costco Remain Hospitalized

Jun 20, 2019

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a mentally ill man fatally shot by an off-duty officer in a Costco store in Corona remain hospitalized and their lawyer says neither is well enough to be interviewed by police.

Attorney Dale Galipo told the L.A. Times that Paola French was in a coma and in critical condition as of Wednesday. Her husband, Russell French, was in serious condition.

According to Corona Police, detectives are continuing to interview witnesses and evaluate video and forensic evidence from the store.

LAPD Confirms Identity Of Officer In Corona Costco Shooting

Jun 20, 2019

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information about it was asked to contact Corona police Lt. Robert Newman at 951-817-5788 or via email at (CNS) - Los Angeles police on Wednesday confirmed the identity of an off-duty officer who shot and killed a special needs man and critically wounded his parents after an unprovoked attack in a Corona Costco store.

CORONA (CNS) - Corona's police chief said Tuesday that the investigation into
an off-duty Los Angeles police officer's fatal shooting of a man inside a
Costco store will take time and has been partially hampered by an inability to
speak to all of the people involved.
   Chief George Johnstone also vowed that although a police officer was
involved in the shooting, his department will conduct a ``fair, impartial and
thorough investigation.''
   In a video posted online, Johnstone said investigators are speaking to

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The family of Stephon Clark spent the one-year anniversary of his death commemorating him with music and calls for justice.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola was at the ceremony yesterday (Monday).

At the Genesis Church in Meadowview on Monday, neighborhood residents and Clark’s loved ones gathered to celebrate the 22-year-old’s life and legacy. He died March 18, 2018, after Sacramento police shot him in his grandmother’s backyard.

A First Amendment group is suing California Attorney General Xavier Becerra over his refusal to disclose police records.  Capital Public Radio's Nick Miller explains the lawsuit will impact law enforcement transparency in cities across the state.

A retired police officer who shot a suspected shoplifter in the neck
at a Riverside home improvement store is under arrest. The shooting was
reported at about 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Home Depot at 33-23
Madison Street in Riverside. Initial reports indicate that the confrontation
began when a man tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise and
was stopped by a security guard. That's when the retired police officer stepped
in ... identified himself and allegedly drew a handgun.

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Now a follow-up on a story from Barstow, where a 26-year-old black man was shot and killed by police officers in a shopping center parking lot last month.  Now the attorney representing the family says the officer who filed those shots was once convicted of a hate crime.  The California Report's Alex Hall reports on the death of Diante Yarber. 

Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn talked with Capital Public Radio about the Stephon Clark shooting.  Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports Hahn talked about some of the specifics of the investigation into Sacramento Police officers shooting and killing an unarmed black man in the back yard of his grandmother's home.

The California State Senate approved a bill this week that would eliminate the use of the Grand Jury in cases pertaining to officer-involved shootings, or cases where excessive force used by an officer results in the death of a suspect.  KVCR's Natalya Estrada has details.