Pasadena Must Release Redacted Report on Fatal Kendrec McDade Police Shooting: Judge

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Anya Slaughter, left, and Kenneth McDade are the parents of Kendrec McDade, who was shot and killed in 2012 by Pasadena police. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A Los Angeles County judge ruled Thursday that the city of Pasadena should make public at least a portion of an independent consultant’s report into the 2012 fatal police shooting of an unarmed African American teenager.

Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant rebuffed efforts by the Pasadena Police Officers Assn. to keep the entire report secret, ruling instead that he would redact portions of the document that rely on the city’s administrative investigation of the shooting.

Chalfant said he would decide later exactly which sections of the report should be withheld from the public.

READ: Judge’s Decision on Union Effort to Keep OIR Report Secret

The report, written by the Office of Independent Review Group, examined the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Kendrec McDade and made recommendations for how the department could improve, according to Chalfant’s order.

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