Long Beach Police Officers Won’t Be Charged In Fatal 2014 Shooting Of Man Fleeing Down Stairs
By James Queally
September 1, 2016
Two Long Beach police officers who shot and killed a fleeing suspect in a 2014 incident that was captured on video will not face criminal charges, prosecutors announced this week.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office determined there was “insufficient evidence” to prove Officers Eric Barich and Salvadore Alatorre used unreasonable force when they opened fire on Jason Conoscenti as he ran down an outdoor staircase after a lengthy police pursuit that started in Compton, according to a memo issued by prosecutors.
The shooting drew outrage after a cellphone video surfaced that appeared to show Conoscenti being shot as he ran away toward the beach with a police dog nipping at his heels. He did not appear to be armed.