3 Arrested at Meeting Where L.A. Police Commission Decides Officers Were Justified in Killing 18-Year-Old

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Carnell Snell Jr. is shown in a photo provided by friends.

Three people were arrested at a meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday after a group of about 30 activists repeatedly interrupted commission President Matt Johnson as he tried to make a statement condemning this weekend’s violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Activists criticized the remarks, accusing police here of racism. Los Angeles police commissioners were set to decide whether police were justified in fatally shooting Carnell Snell Jr. last year in South L.A., a killing that prompted protests and the rare public release of video evidence by the LAPD.

The activists repeatedly chanted Snell’s name and criticized the police. As Johnson tried to resume the meeting, they kept interjecting.

Commissioners ultimately paused the meeting twice, and an LAPD lieutenant declared two unlawful assemblies to clear the room.

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