Arboleda was shot for acting ‘suspicious,’ abogado de familia dice
Civil rights attorney John Burris, who represents Arboleda’s family, said he welcomed news of the charges.
In a previous statement, Burris described Arboleda as a 33-year-old Filipino American who had “no criminal history, never used drugs and had no history of alcohol abuse.”
“señor. Arboleda was pursued and ultimately shot and killed for acting ‘suspicious,’ despite having committed no crime whatsoever,” Burris previously said.
Hall was placed on administrative leave during the investigation but returned to the force after the deadly shooting, said Lee Housekeeper, a spokesperson for Burris.
Hall’s bail has been set at $ 220,000, according to the district attorney’s office.
CNN has reached out to the Danville Police Department and Hall’s attorney for comment on the announcement of the charges.
Hall fatally shot a man last month
The announcement of the charges came the same day Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office released new body camera footage of another fatal shooting that Hall was involved in last month.
Hall fatally shot Tyrell Wilson, a 32-year-old Black man who was carrying a grocery bag and walking by himself toward his homeless encampment, said Burris, who also represents Wilson’s family.
Responding to news of charges in Arboleda’s shooting, Burris said, “The delay in prosecuting Hall is particularly hurtful because Hall recently shot and killed a homeless man, Tyrell Wilson, under very questionable circumstances.”
“Wilson could be alive if Hall had been prosecuted earlier,” Burris added.
Danville Police said Hall approached Wilson on March 11 and tried to talk to him, pero “the subject pulled out a folding knife and then opened it.”
While Hall ordered Wilson to drop the knife several times, Wilson “advanced toward the officer,” and Hall discharged his weapon, la policía dijo.
The new bodycam video shows the officer asking Wilson to “come here” and Wilson refusing to do so, asking the officer, “who are you?” According to the video, Hall tells Wilson he’s jaywalking and approaches him. Wilson steps back and tells Hall not to touch him, before he is seen pulling out a knife, el video muestra.
En el video, Hall tells Wilson to drop the knife and Wilson says, “mátame,” before Hall fires.
The case is still under investigation by the district attorney’s office.
In an email statement to CNN earlier this month, before the body camera footage was released, Hall’s attorney Mike Rains said he believes the Contra Costa County District Attorney “will no doubt carefully weigh the facts of this case, including video evidence Mr. Burris has not seen, and existing law, which authorizes peace officers to use lethal force when a suspect poses an imminent threat of death or serious bodily injury, and find no basis to charge a crime.”