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The two police officers who were involved in a deadly shooting last summer in Anaheim, California, is not going to face any criminal prices, the police chief mentioned Wednesday.

Sean Staymates and Kevin Pedersen fired more than 70 instances at 50-year-old Eliuth Penaloza Nava, who they'd been told was armed and appearing erratically, in line with authorities.
"It's our legal opinion that there is a lack of ample proof to show beyond a reasonable doubt criminal culpability on the part of Officers Staymates and Pedersen after they fatally shot Nava on July 21, 2018," the Orange County District Attorney's Office mentioned in a letter to Anaheim Police Chief Jorge Cisneros, providing details of the investigation.
"Both Officer Pedersen and Officer Staymates were justified in believing that Nava posed a significant threat of demise or critical physical injury to both officers and to others," the letter said. Even though they weren't charged, the DA's letter called their conduct "alarming and irresponsible."
Neither Pedersen nor Staymates could be reached on Wednesday.
What occurred?
On the morning of his demise, one among Nava's brothers called the police to say Nava was beneath influence of an unknown drug and "hallucinating," in keeping with the letter, which contains a detailed report of the incident.
The brother also told police Nava was armed with a gun and a knife in a truck parked in entrance of his parents' house, prosecutors said.
Dash cam and body cam footage released by the Orange County District Lawyer's office showed Pedersen and Staymates responding to a call in a residential neighborhood in Anaheim.
When the officers arrived on scene, Staymates noticed Nava sit up and begin the truck. The officers exited their vehicle, drew their weapons, and told Nava to cease the truck multiple occasions, according to the report.
Nava did not adjust to the officers and drove off. The report says that Pedersen saw Nava reach down toward the floorboard immediately into the pursuit. He noticed Nava holding what appeared to be a black semi-computerized handgun pointed on the roof of the truck. Nava then pointed the gun out the window and directly aimed it on the officers, the report said.
The gun was really a CO2-powered air pistol, in keeping with the report.
"It was black in shade and intensely similar in appearance to an genuine 9mm Luger pistol. There was no orange tip on the gun, and no different markings to readily distinguish this air pistol from a real firearm," said the report.

The report also mentioned that a couple of seconds later, Pedersen fired approximately seven rounds via the entrance windshield of the patrol unit at Nava's truck.
"Officers Pedersen and Staymates both feared Nava was going to shoot and kill them," according to the report.
In the video, each officers are seen cops shooting by way of the windshield of their vehicle.
"We highly discourage shooting through a windshield but our coverage doesn't state that you simply can't, there could possibly be incidents or actions at occasions the place that may be permissible," Cisneros mentioned during Wednesday's news conference.
Pedersen, who was driving, fired his handgun sixty four occasions, in accordance with the report. Staymates, who was on the passenger side, fired 12 pictures from a rifle, the report said.
Nava sustained a minimum of 9 gunshot wounds, in accordance with autopsy results. Amphetamines and methamphetamines had been found in his blood.
Pedersen, who was a probationary officer, has been dismissed by the Anaheim Police Department. Staymates will face division self-discipline, Cisneros said.
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