The scene of the LeRoy Barnes shooting in 2009
More than three years after the fatal shooting of Leroy Barnes Jr., the Pasadena Police Department has released the names of the two officers involved.
Officers Michael Alvarado and Charles Reep were the two Pasadena police officers who fired the 11 shots that killed Leroy Barnes.
The two police officers who shot and killed 38-year-old Pasadena resident Leroy Barnes in February 2009 will not face any county criminal charges.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office concluded in its investigation in 2010 and stated that the shooting was “lawful self-defense.”
Leroy Barnes was shot 11 times, including seven times in the back, after Pasadena Police officers pulled over a car driven by Emeka Edwards on Mentone Avenue on Feb. 19 2009
The California Supreme Court decision said Wednesday that the names of officers in on-duty shootings should be provided to the public.
Barnes, a 38-year-old Pasadena resident, parolee and gang member, was shot to death by the officers during a traffic stop on Feb. 19, 2009. The officers, who were not prosecuted, were however, named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in 2009.
Ameka Edwards ( she was driving the car in which Barnes was shot) is comforted by a family friend outside the Pasadena Police Department when the community was seeking answers why so many shots were fired at Barnes that day – Photos by Terry Miller