OCDA Clears Huntington Beach Cop in Dillan Tabares Shooting
The public learned few new facts from the Orange County district attorney's (OCDA) press conference this morning justifying the Sept. 22 fatal police shooting of Dillan Tabares in Huntington Beach. Viral cell phone videos of the incident showed much of what happened, leaving the agency's public disclosure policy with little to reveal. But key questions still remained unanswered.
Who was the Huntington Beach cop? Why did he stop Tabares? What did Tabares pluck from the cop's utility belt during their struggle on the ground? And most importantly, why did the officer open fire after creating distance from Tabares?
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