SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio police chief has changed his mind about firing an officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man wanted on felony warrants, saying the officer will instead get additional training.
The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/1Rj6FCI ) that Chief William McManus alerted the city manager of his decision in an email Monday after meeting with Officer John Lee.
McManus said March 1 that Lee had been issued "a contemplated indefinite suspension."
The district attorney's office is reviewing the Feb. 4 shooting of 36-year-old Antronie Scott. Lee told investigators he thought Scott held a weapon, but investigators determined it was a cellphone.
District Attorney Nico LaHood said McManus' decision doesn't affect his office's analysis on whether a crime occurred. Lee will remain on administrative duty pending that investigation's outcome.
Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com