LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles prosecutors will not bring criminal charges against a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed homeless man, despite a recommendation from the city’s police chief that the officer be charged.

In a report released Thursday, prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to prove Officer Clifford Proctor acted unlawfully when he fatally shot Brendon Glenn in May 2015 in Venice.

Police had said Glenn was on his stomach trying to push himself up when Proctor shot the 29-year-old in the back.

Prosecutors said they couldn’t find that Proctor’s actions were unreasonable and that the officer may have “reasonably believed” Glenn was reaching for his partner’s gun.

A 2016 police investigation concluded that Glenn wasn’t trying to take a gun from Proctor or his partner when he was shot.

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