Soros Backed DA Charges California Deputy in 2-Year-Old Case
Soros spent roughly $50,000 on Becton’s campaign in the 2018 election
George Soros-backed District Attorney Diana Becton has charged a sheriff’s deputy for a shooting two years ago after the same officer shot an armed suspect last month.
Deputy Andrew Hall faced charges after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
Hall shot and killed 33-year-old Laudemer Arboleda during a high-speed pursuit in 2018.
The Associated Press notes:
"In 2018, Hall shot and killed 33-year-old Laudemer Arboleda during a high-speed pursuit. As the Associated Press (AP) notes:
"In the 2018 incident, the 33-year-old Arbodela was killed after leading officers on a slow chase through Danville."
Sheriff’s Department video shows Hall stopping his patrol car, getting out, and running toward the sedan driven by Arboleda.
Hall then opened fire and continued to shoot as Arboleda’s car passed by, striking Arboleda nine times.
Hall later testified at an inquest that he was afraid Arboleda would run him over.
The San Jose Mercury News reported:
“The details of Hall’s case suggest it might be more difficult to convince a jury of his guilt — the incident unfolded swiftly, and Hall has claimed he believed his life was at risk.”
In March, Hall confronted 33-year-old Tyrell Wilson, who was throwing rocks at cars from an overpass while armed with a knife.
Body camera footage “shows the deputy call out to Tyrell Wilson, 33, then shoot him within seconds of asking Wilson to drop his knife,” the AP reported.
Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston said the actions of Hall were justified in the Wilson case.
However, attorney John Burris said Wilson would still be alive if Hall had been charged for Arbodela’s death.
Hall’s attorney said the charges against his client seemed political, given the timing.
Soros spent roughly $50,000 on Becton’s campaign in the 2018 election through the California Justice & Public Safety Political Action Committee.
Becton was one of the only successful candidates in DA races in California that year that was backed by Soros.
Soros has continued plowing money into left-wing prosecutors around the nation in an effort to push criminal justice reform.
Last year, Becton charged Nichole Anderson, 42, and David Nelson, 53, with violation of civil rights and vandalism for painting over a “Black Lives Matter” mural on a road in Martinez, California.