Prosecutor: DC Officer Won't Face Charges in Fatal Shooting of Motorcyclist

WASHINGTON — A D.C. police officer who shot and killed a black motorcyclist last fall will not face any criminal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C. said that there was not enough evidence that Officer Brian Trainer violated the rights of 31-year-old Terrence Sterling by using more force than was necessary.

Sterling, who led police on a chase and sideswiped a police cruiser, was shot in the side and neck in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, 2016.

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