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.

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

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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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