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Justice delayed? In wealthy California town, officer kills 2

California Police Shootings Justice Delayed
Posted at 11:09 AM, May 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-20 14:09:06-04

DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two fatal shootings by the same police officer in a wealthy San Francisco suburb have cast a spotlight on what criminal justice activists are calling a case of delayed justice and its deadly consequences.

Felony charges were announced last month against Officer Andrew Hall, of the Danville Police Department, for fatally shooting an unarmed Filipino man in 2018, who was mentally ill. The charges came more than two years after the shooting.

It also came six weeks after Hall shot and killed a Black homeless man in March, prompting questions about how police patrol the wealthy, mostly white suburb.