Charles Towns (2023)
On January 22, 2023, Los Angeles County California Sheriff's Department deputies were called about a man trying to stab people with a "sharp metal object". Deputies Clarissa Prentice and Eliezer Morales located Towns and followed him. Towns stabbed a woman and attempted to stab another person, prompting deputies to shoot him. Towns died at the scene.
The incident was captured on officers' body-worn cameras.
On March 6, 2023, Towns' sons filed a lawsuit against the officers and the current and former Sheriffs for negligence, wrongful death, and use of excessive force.
The California Department of Justice will conduct an independent investigation of the shooting, which is customary for officer-involved shootings of unarmed individuals under California law.
- ↑ Deputies fatally shoot armed suspect in Altadena, KCAL News, 2023-01-23
- ↑ Sophie Flay, Sons of man fatally shot by deputies in Altadena sue Los Angeles County, ABC 7, 2023-03-06
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