Ex-LAPD Officer Won’t Be Charged in 2015 Fatal Shooting of Homeless Man on Venice Boardwalk

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An investigator photographs then-LAPD Officer Clifford Proctor after he shot and killed Brendon Glenn, 29, near the Venice boardwalk. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

An investigator photographs then-LAPD Officer Clifford Proctor after he shot and killed Brendon Glenn, 29, near the Venice boardwalk. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

Prosecutors won't criminally charge a now-former Los Angeles police officer in the fatal shooting of a man near the Venice boardwalk — a decision that bucks an unprecedented call by Chief Charlie Beck to prosecute one of his own for a deadly, on-duty shooting.

Brendon Glenn is shown in a photo from his Facebook page.

Brendon Glenn is shown in a photo from his Facebook page.

The long-awaited decision announced Thursday by Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey comes almost three years after Officer Clifford Proctor — who resigned from the Los Angeles Police Department in 2017 — shot and killed Brendon Glenn, a New York native who was staying near the famed boardwalk.

Related: District Attorney's report on LAPD killing of Brendon Glenn

The shooting of the unarmed, black homeless man drew scrutiny from the start, a spotlight that intensified in 2016 when Beck revealed his recommendation. The chief's remarks also upped the public pressure on Lacey and her office, which has not prosecuted a law enforcement officer for an on-duty shooting in nearly two decades. Police critics and supporters wondered whether this case would become a watershed moment in Los Angeles.

In the end, however, it was not.

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