UC Berkeley cop cleared in student shooting

May 30, 2012 7:00:03 PM PDT
A UC Berkeley police officer has been cleared of wrongdoing for fatally shooting a student inside a classroom at the Haas School of Business last November.

An investigation by the Alameda County district attorney concludes the officer, a 15-year veteran, had no other option than to fire at Christopher Travis. The 32-year-old business student was pointing a gun at officers and 11 other students.

The 25-page report states Travis had previous confrontations with both Oakland and Berkeley police and had been suicidal.


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