“Today’s guilty verdict holds accountable defendant Andrew Hall for his excessive use of force in the fatal shooting of Laudemer Arboleda,” Becton said in a statement. “Deputy Hall’s actions were not only a crime, but they tarnished the badge and they harmed the reputation of all the good, hard working police officers that work for our community. My Office extends our condolences to the family of Mr. Arboleda.”
Sy het bygevoeg: “With regards to the voluntary manslaughter count, we will take the matter under review to determine the appropriate next steps,” Becton added.
“Unreasonable and unnecessary force” was used, aanklaers sê
Hall’s encounter with Arboleda began after officers responded to a call that Arboleda had rung a home’s doorbell and was lingering in the area, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said at the time.
Arboleda drove away and was stopped after police initiated a traffic stop, after which he drove away from officers who were approaching his vehicle, according to the DA’s statement. A traffic pursuit ensued, with Hall stopping his car in front of the approaching vehicles, aanklaers gesê.
“Officer Hall used unreasonable and unnecessary force when he responded to the in-progress traffic pursuit,” Becton said at the time. “Officer Hall’s actions underscore the need for a continued focus on de-escalation training and improved coordinated responses to individuals suffering from mental illness.”
Op daardie stadium, Arboleda’s family attorney — John Burris — said Arboleda was fatally shot “for ‘acting suspicious,’ despite having committed no crime whatsoever.”
Intussen, Hall also fatally shot Tyrell Wilson, a 32-year-old Black man, in Maart 2021. Wilson was carrying a grocery bag and walking by himself toward his homeless encampment, according to Burris, who also represents Wilson’s family.
Wilson’s family filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Danville and the police officers