San Francisco Chronicle/Vivian Ho, 5/30/14. "Daly City officers cleared in killing after standoff."
|Six member police/SWAT team armed with guns|
against one irrational guy armed with knifes.
Other officers, appeals, civil charges?
Chang's family told investigators that he had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and had been behaving irrationally for several days prior to his death. He had fired the family gun into the ceiling, the incident that his father said led him to hide the weapon and ammunition. .... Chang's doctor did not respond to calls for assistance at the time.
.... "It is our belief that both officers conducted themselves in a professional, reasonable and proper manner and to the last moment sought to avoid the very result demanded by the conduct of Errol Chang," Wagstaffe wrote." Read article.
Related updated article - San Mateo County Times/Erin Ivie, 6/2/14. "San Mateo County DA: Officers 'justified' in fatal shooting of mentally ill Pacifica man." "The homicide of Errol Chang, while tragic, was legally justifiable homicide," said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. "The use of lethal force was absolutely necessary to save the life of Officer (Mario) Busalacchi ... The conduct of (Busalacchi and Officer Stephen Woelkers) can only be described as exemplary, and the community was well served by their actions. Through the course of his office's investigation, Wagstaffe said he learned both Busalacchi and Woelkers "likely" fired eight shots into Chang's chest. The two Daly City SWAT officers weere assisting Pacifica officers."
Related: This article is from the link posted on Ian Butler's Wavelength interview (5/12/14) with Matt Chang, brother of Errol Chang who was killed March 18, 2014. For related articles of the shooting, see Fix Pacifica search: Errol Chang.
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