By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Torrance police officer was charged Friday with excessive force in connection to a non-fatal, officer-involved shooting back in 2018.

The officer, David Chandler Jr., responded to a call on Aug. 27, 2018, concerning a woman who said her grandson had vandalized her home. The grandson later returned and officers said he came out holding a knife.

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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon said that as the suspect walked away, Chandler fired several rounds and his partner fired once.

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Gascon also said in announcing the charges, “Excessive force by law enforcement authorities breeds mistrust in our communities. Police officers must work within the same laws they are sworn to uphold.”

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An arraignment date has not been set.