- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on a California police officer (all times local):

10:21 a.m.

Prosecutors will not charge a Los Angeles police officer who fired a gun during an off-duty scuffle with a 13-year-old boy.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office says in a decision document Wednesday that prosecutors would not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Officer Kevin Ferguson used excessive force. The DA called Ferguson’s actions “unwise, immature and flat-out horrible” but said they did not violate the law.

The fight in Ferguson’s Anaheim front yard last year was captured on two widely circulated videos that spurred anti-police protests.



The videos showed Ferguson arguing with several teenagers who had crossed his lawn. The argument turned physical with the 13-year-old, and Ferguson pulled a gun and fired it into the ground. No one was seriously hurt.

The boy and one other teen were arrested but Ferguson was not.

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12:05 a.m.

Prosecutors plan to announce whether charges will be brought against an off-duty Los Angeles police officer who fired a gun during a scuffle with a 13-year-old boy.

The fight in the Anaheim front yard of Officer Kevin Ferguson 11 months ago was captured on two widely circulated videos that spurred anti-police protests.

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckus (ruh-KAH-kuhs) plans a news conference on the case Wednesday.

The videos showed Ferguson arguing with several teenagers who had crossed his lawn. The argument turned physical with the 13-year-old, and Ferguson pulled a gun and fired it into the ground. No one was seriously hurt.

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