No Charges Against Oakland Police Officers Who Killed Unarmed Man

OAKLAND (BCN) – The Alameda County district attorney has decided not to press any charges against the two Oakland police officers who shot and killed an unarmed man last November.

Nellie Jones, the mother of 37-year-old Derrick Jones, says District Attorney Nancy O’Malley told her Tuesday morning that there wasn’t enough evidence to charges the officers.

“She said ‘not at this time;’ they need more evidence,” said Jones.

Derrick Jones was shot November 8th during a police foot chase after he reached into his waistband. Officers told investigators they thought he was going for a weapon, but no weapon was found, only a small, metallic electronic scale.

Nellie Jones told KCBS that this isn’t the end of the case. Published reports indicate the family has contacted a lawyer.

“We’ll take it a step further,” said Jones. “We won’t stop here. We’ll never stop here.”

A spokeswoman for the district attorney says they have no comment on the case at this time.

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