Two fatal shootings by the same police officer in a wealthy California suburb have cast a spotlight on what activists are calling a case of delayed justice and its deadly consequences. Danville Officer Andrew Hall shot and killed two men in 2018 and 2021.
Felony charges were announced Wednesday against a Bay Area police officer who fatally shot a man more than two years ago, officials said. The same officer was placed on administrative leave last month after he shot a man who later died.
The officer, Andrew Hall, of the Danville Police Department in California, was charged with felony voluntary manslaughter and felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm in the shooting death of Laudemer Arboleda in 2018, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.
Danville officials, including Mayor Renee Morgan, said in a statement on Wednesday that they regretted the incidents that brought the deaths of Mr. Arboleda and Mr. Wilson.
“Our hope is that moving forward from these incidents, we will be able to build to a better methodology in handling these issues within our community,” the statement said.
Many in the African American community are now wondering whether the police have declared war on the African American community especially young Black Men.