- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Three Anaheim police officers have been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a woman who confronted them with two knives outside her apartment.

The Orange County Register reports (https://bit.ly/1UmxSWl ) the Orange County District Attorney’s Office released a report Tuesday saying the officers were justified in the March 8 shooting of 43-year-old Monique Jenee Deckard.

Officers responded after Deckard stabbed a woman at a laundromat and fled to her apartment, where she refused to come out. The report says Deckard told officers she wanted to die before stepping out with two knives.

One officer fired a less lethal round before Kevin Flanagan, Dale Miller and Jonathan Nooitgedagt fired multiple gunshots.

Court records show Deckard had a history of mental health issues.

The incident was captured by officers’ body cameras.


Information from: The Orange County Register, https://www.ocregister.com

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