Dylan Noble died in June after police shot him four times, twice as he approached officers, twice while he was on the ground, still moving.
His family thinks Fresno police didn’t need to use deadly force.
Police Chief Jerry Dyer said there are questions that body camera recordings, released Wednesday, answer and some they don’t.
Was deadly force, in particular the final two shots — taken by two different officers — necessary?
“I do not have the answer for that today,” Dyer told reporters in the central California city of 520,000 people.
An internal affairs investigation will look into whether police procedures were followed and whether there were other options. A review by the district attorney will determine whether the two Fresno police officers should be criminally charged.
“We’re shocked and appalled that the city of Fresno would continue to defend the actions of its officers,” said Stuart Chandler, an attorney for Veronica Noble, Dylan’s mother. “Clearly the only appropriate response is to accept responsibility and commit to changing practices of the police department.”
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