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Protest Follows Determination That Police Shooting Justified

By ABC News July 12, 2016

A Los Angeles woman's fatal shooting by police last year was justified, a civilian review board found Tuesday in a decision that prompted an emotional protest and march on City Hall.

The Los Angeles Police Commission's finding that the shooting of 29-year-old Redel Jones was within departmental policy came during a closed-door meeting.

Police say Jones was shot after refusing to drop a large knife as she moved toward an officer.

Community members who had attended an earlier public commission meeting were awaiting the decision outside and erupted in anger when they heard the result, chanting "Fist up, fight back!"

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