I checked with the District Attorney’s Office today to see if the D.A’s Justice System Integrity Division was finished with its review of the Oct. 22 shooting of Michael Nida.
Nida, a father of four, was shot in the back by police responding to a call of a robbery at Imperial Highway and Paramount Boulevard. Nida was stopped by police, and he twice ran from officers before he was shot.
It turned out Nida was unarmed, had nothing to do with the robbery and was out on a date with his wife.Police said Nida repeatedly declined to obey their commands and made an “aggressive” move the moments leading up the shooting.
The sheriff’s office investigated the shooting, and they handed their evidence over to the D.A’s office, which is routine in for every officer/deputy involved shooting in Los Angeles County. The D.A.’s staff will review the evidence and publish their conclusions. I’ve covered a lot of police shootings, but I’ve never seen a case where the D.A. determined that an officer committed a crime during a shooting.
I’ll keep you posted if I find out anything more.