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Danville police officer will face felony charges in 2018 killing of unarmed motorist, source says

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton is set to charge Danville Police Officer Andrew Hall with two felonies for the 2018 shooting of Laudemer Arboleda, a source told The Chronicle on Tuesday night.

Becton will file charges of voluntary manslaughter and assault with a semiautomatic firearm, according to a law enforcement source who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. Her decision coincides with the verdict in Minneapolis, where a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on three counts — second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter — for killing George Floyd last May.

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