The last time an LAPD officer was criminally charged for a shooting was 15 years ago. Hear the story – from both men’s perspectives

A chase, traffic ticket – and angry confrontation later, Orosco pulled his gun and fired four shots at Beatty as he drove away.

“At that point the window shattered and I saw him like slump over,” Orosco said.  “And I’m thinking, ‘Oh my god, I just killed this person.’ “

“I blame the people that taught him how to do this. I blame the training that he got. That’s the bottom line,” said Beatty.

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This story was part of KPCC’s award-winning series on police shootings in L.A. County which earned the 2016 Regional Investigative Award, Radio Television Digital News Association.

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