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.READ MORE: Grieving Family Looking For Killer Of 22-Year-Old Alejandro Legaria Rangel In Huntington Park
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon said that as the suspect walked away, Chandler fired several rounds and his partner fired once.READ MORE: Man Shot And Stabbed Outside Crowded Glendale Pastry Shop, Suspect On The Loose
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.”MORE NEWS: Man Struck Multiple Times In Daylight Shooting In Riverside
An arraignment date has not been set.