- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A recently-retired police auditor is saying a number of red flags are raised by the death of an unarmed suspect who was shot in the back while fleeing authorities.

Assistant Police Chief Eddie Garcia says the department erred when it reported that a man had been reaching for his waistband when he was shot by officers, which former auditor LaDoris Cordell told the San Jose Mercury News (https://bayareane.ws/1E6Z1FG) is a complete 180 that doesn’t build trust in the community.

Garcia said the statement was retracted after all witnesses were interviewed in the death of unarmed suspect Richard Jacquez. Police believed Jacquez was planning to kill a potential informant in the death of a man at a San Jose office building.

Authorities say Matthew Castillo, another suspect in the killing, was armed when he was fatally shot by police Sunday.

A third suspect remains at large.


Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, https://www.mercurynews.com

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