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Hall trial: Jury deadlocks on manslaughter, convicts Danville deputy of assault

Original post made on Oct 26, 2021

A jury found sheriff's Deputy Andrew Hall guilty of assault with a firearm but deadlocked on voluntary manslaughter for the officer's actions in fatally shooting Laudemer Arboleda at the end of a slow-speed pursuit in 2018.

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Posted by Paul Clark
a resident of Danville
on Oct 26, 2021 at 6:28 pm

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Good! I hope he does all 17, and that he now is tried for his second killing! But the people still need to know who put Hall out on the street after he killed Arboleda. The lack of transparency on the part of our Sheriff is stunning!

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Oct 26, 2021 at 8:35 pm

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I'm not surprised by the mistrial on the charge of voluntary manslaughter. I hope he gets probation. Police are in a no-win situation, and who wouldn't shoot when in fear of their life. Not that a car can hit and kill you. Unbelievable.

Posted by D
a resident of Danville
on Oct 27, 2021 at 6:18 am

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The murder of George Floyd was horrific, and the police officer who murdered him deserved his criminal prosecution and conviction. However, ever since, the police have unfairly all been labeled as the problem in the criminal justice system, and unethical, politically driven DA's like Becton, are attacking them for their own political aspirations. The crime rates have skyrocketed since, as the police, who risk their lives to save complete strangers, are understandably reluctant to get involved and do their job to apprehend criminals, knowing politically driven DA's like Becton are gunning for them, as well as ambulance chasing lawyers. This particular case was not filed by Becton until the day after the George Floyd conviction, showing how politically motivated her charges were, and this should have been only a civil lawsuit matter, and not a criminal matter. It is well documented that police officers are leaving the force in record numbers, and cities are unable to find recruits to fill the positions, thanks to people like Becton, and her ambulance chasing lawyer buddy. It is time for the public to stand up to these people, and send a message that we respect the police, and the incredibly tough job they have to do, and will not be monday morning quarterbacks constantly second guessing the life and death moves they have to make in a split second. Thank you Sheriff Livingston, for being the only elected official, who is not afraid to speak the truth, and risk his own career to support the rank and file police officers, and us law abiding citizens who rely on the police for our safety. DA Becton and her ambulance chasing buddy are a much greater threat to the safety of our community than this officer, who had to make a split second decision to save his life.

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