Presidential candidate Julián Castro to join Black Lives Matter protest outside LAPD HQ

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, will join members of Black Lives Matter Tuesday as...

Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaks during a presidential forum at the California Democratic Party’s convention Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Long Beach. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, will join members of Black Lives Matter Tuesday as they demand that police officers who shot and killed a man running through a mall carrying a long knife be held accountable.

Castro and Black lives officials will hold a news conference at 9 a.m. outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. The issue centers on the shooting on April 10, 2018, of 30-year-old Grechario Mack, who ran through the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping mall armed with a foot-long kitchen knife.

The Police Commission, the civilian panel that supervises the LAPD, ruled that the final shots fired by the two officers, while Mack was on the floor, violated policy.

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