02/07/2012

Attorney questions 2nd round of shots in Carl's Jr. shooting

Two officers responded to a 911 call that a man was smashing the restaurant's windows with a large pipe bender

By Lauren Gold
Pasadena Star-News

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union said he had concerns about a volley of five shots a Monterey Park Police officer fired in a fatal officer-involved shooting caught on video.

ACLU staff attorney Peter Bibring, who specializes in police practices, said the shooting — which involved two volleys of five shots each — might have been an exhibit of excessive force. It was the second volley that concerned Bibring.

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