Danville officer Andrew Hall turns himself in after charged with taking pictures, killing Laudemer Arboleda in 2018
DANVILLE, Calif. (KGO) – A Danville police officer charged with the shooting and killing of a 33-year-old man in 2018 turned around Thursday night, according to the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office.
The district attorney on Wednesday announced a criminal offense against officer Andrew Hall and issued an arrest warrant.
The prosecutor’s office says Hall was taken to jail Thursday night. However, it is unclear whether he has saved since then.
Hall used unnecessary violence in the 2018 shootings that killed 33-year-old Laudemere Arboleda, prosecutors said.
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Arboleda was killed during a persecution after local residents reported he had acted suspiciously.
“Officer Hall walked around the back of his vehicle and fired his semi-automatic pistol at Mr. Arboleda. Mr. Arboleda was hit nine times,” said Becton.
His lawyer claims self-defense.
“When Officer Hall fired his gun, not only did he feel that his life was in imminent danger because this car was approaching him, but he also felt that his sergeant’s life was in danger because he saw and believed a sergeant arriving , his sergeant was the way of the car, “said Hall’s attorney Michael Rains.
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After the shooting, internal review by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office found that Hall did not violate any guidelines and allowed him to continue working.
Hall now faces two offenses; voluntary manslaughter and attack with a semi-automatic firearm.
Officer Hall is currently on administrative leave for shooting and killing 32-year-old Tyrell Wilson in Danville last month. This incident is currently being investigated.
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