Crime & Justice

5 unanswered questions in Inglewood police's double shooting

Rev. Francisco Garcia of Holy Faith Episcopal Church led a protest outside Inglewood City Hall over the Feb. 2016 police killing of Kisha Michael and Marquintan Sandlin.
Rev. Francisco Garcia of Holy Faith Episcopal Church led a protest outside Inglewood City Hall over the Feb. 2016 police killing of Kisha Michael and Marquintan Sandlin.
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Inglewood Mayor James Butts Tuesday announced that the five police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Kisha Michael and Marquintan Sandlin "are no longer members" of the police department.

The announcement was unusual for several reasons. First, rarely, if ever in the often troubled history of Southern California law enforcement agencies have so many officers left a department as a result of their involvement in one incident. Second, the mayor said little else about what happened in the Feb. 21, 2016 shooting of Michael, a mother of three boys, and Sandlin, a father of four girls.

Key questions remain about what happened. Here are five of them: