Federal prosecutors should pursue charges against LAPD officer, family’s attorney says.
Venice, Calif. — It’s been three years since Brendon Glenn was shot to death by Los Angeles Police officer Clifford Proctor outside a bar on the Venice boardwalk.
A memorial rally was held Saturday, May 5, 2018. to honor Glenn’s life. Community activist groups Save Venice and the Venice Justice Committee are organizing the event. The rally, which featured several speakers, was 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 52 Windward Ave., Venice.
“The family of Brendon Glenn calls on federal prosecutors to prosecute Officer Proctor for civil rights violations for shooting the unarmed Brendon Glenn twice in the back,” said V. James DeSimone, the family’s attorney. “The Venice community is holding this memorial rally in honor of Brendon and out of respect for his family, who grieves his loss each and every day.”
Glenn, 29, was unarmed and died after being shot in the back by Proctor on May 5, 2015. The deadly shooting was later ruled to be unjustified and in violation of LAPD’s use of force policy.
Chief Charlie Beck called for Proctor to be charged with manslaughter. LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey in March decided against filing criminal charges. Proctor left the department in 2017, apparently for reasons unrelated to the shooting death of Glenn. Jim DeSimone was honored to speak on behalf of the family and calls for the Federal Prosecution of Officer Proctor for civil rights violations.
Here’s the press release regarding the decision of the District Attorney to not file criminal charges in the Brendon Glenn case.