UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Charges will not be filed against a Washington D.C. police officer who killed an unarmed black man named Terrence Sterling.
Federal prosecutors announced on Aug. 9, there’s insufficient evidence to charge officer Brian Trainer.
According to police, Trainer and his partner saw Sterling drive through a red light early in the morning on Sept. 11, 2016.
The officers pursued him, and several civilian witnesses reportedly saw Sterling driving as fast as 100 mph during the chase.
When the officers eventually cut him off, Sterling rammed his motorcycle into the passenger side door where Trainer was sitting.
That’s when trainer fired two shots through the window.
Sterling’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the department, arguing Trainer used excessive force.
Trainer didn’t have his body camera on during the incident, violating department protocol.
Although he will not face criminal charges, the department has asked for his resignation