More than two dozen protesters demonstrated Thursday night in front of Los Angeles Police Department officer Kevin Ferguson’s Anaheim home, objecting to District Attorney Tony Rackauckas decision not to file criminal charges after a 2017 scuffle with a teenager led to Ferguson firing his pistol but not hitting anyone.
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Kevin Ferguson, who fired his gun during a 2016 altercation with a group of Anaheim teenagers, will not face any criminal charges for his actions, said Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas at a news conference Wednesday morning.
Beefed-up citizen oversight of the Anaheim Police Department will be considered by the City Council Tuesday. A report by the ACLU found Anaheim to be among the nation’s worst cities for deaths at the hands of police.
From 2003 to 2016, 33 people died following use-of-force by an Anaheim police officer. The Anaheim Police Department is the ninth deadliest police force among 60 of the largest U.S. cities, the ACLU report states.
The Anaheim Police Department has handed off a review of an altercation between an off-duty LAPD officer and a group of teens to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, which will determine whether or not to file charges against either party.