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Three Honolulu Cops Charged With Murder

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Iremamber Sykap
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Geoffrey Thom
Zackary Ah Nee
Christopher Fredeluces
Malcolm Lutu
Rade Vanic
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Rather, "the passenger is seen holding a cell phone in his right hand," the probable cause document states.Ah Nee wrote that he fired his weapon "allegedly to protect himself, other officers, and members of the public," but prosecutors said it didn't appear that anyone was "in danger when he fired his firearm."An autopsy found that Sykap died from multiple gunshot wounds, prosecutors said."The evidence supports the conclusion that the defendants' use of deadly force in this case was unnecessary, unreasonable, and unjustified under the law," the probable cause document states.The charges come days after a grand jury declined to indict the officers — a decision that was praised by police union president Malcolm Lutu, who said in a press conference that the "no bill verdict" reinforced officers' decisions to use force.In a statement provided to local news outlets, interim Police Chief Rade Vanic said he was "surprised" by the prosecuting attorney's announcement, calling the move to file charges following the grand jury's decision "highly unusual.""While we await the court’s decision, we will continue to protect and serve the community as we have always done," Vanic said.According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Tuesday's charges marked the first time in over four decades that a police shooting resulted in criminal charges.Eric A.

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