DA cleared Pasadena officers who fatally shot Kendrec McDade

Los Angeles County pro­sec­utors de­clined to file crim­in­al charges against two Pas­adena po­lice of­ficers who fatally shot 19-year-old Kendrec McDade in March 2012. The dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice de­term­ined the of­ficers reas­on­ably be­lieved that McDade was armed based on a false 911 re­port from a caller who claimed his laptop had been stolen by two men at gun­point. The crime turned out to be a simple theft by an­oth­er young man who had been with McDade. McDade was shot after he ran from po­lice.

Sources: Los Angeles County district attorney’s office