A Dallas Police officer has been exonerated by a grand jury in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man who was choking the officer and had PCP in his system.
Officer Clark Staller will not face criminal charges, a Dallas County grand jury has ruled in the case. The officer had previously been cleared in an internal probe, reports the Dallas Morning News.
The officer had responded to a March 10 disturbance call at an East Oak Cliff apartment complex and scuffled with 25-year-old Clinton Allen. The officer used his TASER twice on Allen, who continued assaulting Staller as the two flipped over a walkway railing. Allen then choked the officer and lifted him off his feet. Stoller then shot and killed Allen.