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Police Release Identity Of LAPD Officer Involved in Venice Shooting

LOS ANGELES ( — Authorities have identified the LAPD officer involved in the deadly shooting of a homeless man in Venice as Officer Clifford Proctor.

Proctor's identity had been withheld by police because of safety concerns over the shooting of 29-year-old Brendon Glenn during a reported altercation on May 5 near 80 Windward Avenue in LAPD's Pacific Area.

Proctor was responding to a 911 call that a man who turned out to be Glenn was harassing passersby on a block of restaurants and bars, the Associated Press reported.

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After a struggle, the officer shot Glenn, who later died at a local hospital.

Earlier this month, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said he has viewed surveillance video of the incident, and it "shows a series of events" that aligns with the officers' report of what happened, including the "physical altercation" that set off the shooting.

It was also reported Wednesday that Proctor was investigated in 2014 for allegedly filing a false police report. He was not charged in that case due to "lack of sufficient evidence," the DA's office told the LA Times.

City News Service says Proctor has been assigned to home duty.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Force Investigation Division at 213-486-5230.

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