VENICE (CBSLA.com) — Two officers police say were involved in the deadly shooting of an unarmed transient in Venice have been assigned to “home with pay,” authorities reported Monday.
LAPD Commander Smith confirmed the reassignment while the investigation continues.
The Los Angeles police commander also told CBS2’s Dave Lopez that Chief Charlie Beck has decided that the identities of the officers will not be released while the department assesses the validity of the threats against them.
The fatal shooting of Brendon Glenn on the boardwalk happened about a week ago.
Beck has said, after viewing footage from a security camera, that “he was troubled by what he saw.”
“I am honest with the public on these incidents. If an incident causes me concern, I say so,” said Beck, appearing with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, at an afternoon news conference.
Beck has also indicated that he does not want the video made public soon.
Garcetti also indicated that an investigation into the shooting was underway.
“We have a process for that. The investigation is underway. I trust that. I do believe that justice will be served,” Garcetti said. “I think laws exist whether it’s a police officer or a non-police officer. Nobody is outside the law.”