El Monte police officer Geroge Fierro won't be prosecuted for kicking a gang member in the head at the end of a pursuit, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports.
Similarly, fellow officer James Singleterry won't face charges in the May 13 incident that was aired on live television. Watch the video at POLICE TV.
In his report declining to file charges, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Jason Lustig wrote that Fierro may have been provoked into using a distraction blow when he kicked Richard Rodriguez. The blow was meant to stun or distract Rodriguez rather, Lustig added.