No criminal charges against the Raleigh officers involved in an altercation.
Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman on Monday said she will not file criminal charges against the officers involved in an altercation last week with a 44-year-old man in Southeast Raleigh.
Freeman said she conducted a detailed review of Friday’s struggle involving several officers and Frederick Darnell Hal near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Garner Road. She determined the “actions of the officers do not rise to the level of criminal assault,” she said.
“While this incident is unfortunate and troubling to watch, law officers are authorized under law to use force to stop an attack when necessary,” Freeman said. “In this case, officers twice attempted to subdue Mr. Hall by using a taser prior to using other force.”
The Raleigh Police Department on Monday afternoon released video footage from the officers’ body-worn cameras and patrol-car dashboard cameras.