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DA Becton to announce charging decision in fatal Danville police shooting

Original post made on Oct 28, 2022

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton will announce Friday whether or not she is charging former Danville police officer Andrew Hall with crimes relating to Hall shooting and killing Tyrell Wilson in March 2021.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 27, 2022, 6:14 PM

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Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 28, 2022 at 12:04 am

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March 27, 2022, San Jose Mercury News:

Contra Costa DA won’t charge imprisoned ex-deputy for 2021 killing of Tyrell Wilson. District Attorney Diana Becton has decided her office can’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Hall broke the law when he fatally shot Wilson, who was holding a knife, during a March 2021 confrontation.

Multiple law enforcement sources told the Mercury News that prosecutors consulted multiple use of force experts who offered differing opinions before reaching a decision. Stop right there.

I wonder if DA Becton was shown the video of a March 3, 2022, case out of San Diego, that showed a female suspect lunge and make contact, stabbing a deputy with a knife. Other law enforcement personnel near the scene opened fire, killing the suspect - who by the way, was about the same distance Hall was from Tyrell Wilson; thereby proving that someone with a knife can close a distance of about ten feet very quickly.

Both tragic cases, but justified under the law.





Posted by Latrelle Jackson
a resident of another community
on Oct 29, 2022 at 10:14 am

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Fortunately Officer Hall was convicted for his first wrongful police shooting and now has six years to reflect upon it.


Posted by Marion Davis
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Oct 29, 2022 at 2:20 pm

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If this incident was in self-defense, the officer should be exonerated.

On the other hand, there was no excuse for the prior incident that he is now serving time for.


Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 31, 2022 at 10:24 am

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@Latrelle and Marlon

The topic on of this conversation has to do with the Tyrell Wilson incident, not the other case. Having said that, what do you think of Becton’s decision not the charge Hall in the shooting death of Wilson? And remember, a car or a knife, can be considered as an assault with a deadly weapon. Bottom line: What’s the difference?

I await you’re appeal, counselors.


Posted by Raleigh Kemp
a resident of another community
on Oct 31, 2022 at 11:51 am

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DA Becton has come under fire by some Contra Costa County residents as being soft on crime and her decision not to prosecute Officer Hall is merely an appeasement to those mindsets.

Recorded video of the account clearly indicates that this was an execution and while Officer Hall is serving time for his first wrongful police shooting, he might consider seeking future employment in the Russian Army.

They could use him in the Ukraine.


Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 31, 2022 at 10:34 pm

Malcolm Hex is a registered user.

@ Kemp

Execution? How so? What would you do if somebody pulled a knife on you, Kemp? Stand there? The police are duty bound to confront those kinds of situations. In other words, it’s what they are trained to do; which is exactly what DA Becton pointed out in this case. Use of force experts all agreed that Hall was well within department policy to use lethal force.

You offer no solutions, other than to blame DA Becton for appeasing a crowd you apparently don’t run with. Justice was served.


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