The Philadelphia police officers involved in the death of Brandon Tate-Brown will not face charges, District Attorney Seth Williams announced Thursday.
“All of the evidence indicates that Mr. Tate-Brown, after repeatedly struggling with officers, appeared to be reaching for an illegal handgun at the time he was shot,” Williams said in a statement.
According to a preliminary police report released Dec. 15, police pulled over Tate-Brown because his lights were off. Tate-Brown, 26, exited his car, but struggled with officers after they saw a gun in his car’s center console.
A lawyer for Tate-Brown’s family has offered several pieces of evidence they say contradicts the officers’ account.