In the wake of Tony Rackauckas' decision to charge two on-duty policemen in the beating death of Kelly Thomas last week, families of two unarmed men who were fatally shot by Long Beach police officers within the past year are asking Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley to follow suit.
At 4 p.m. today, the victims' families, their shared attorney, Brian Claypool, and other community members will hold a press conference in front of the D.A.'s office in hopes of persuading Cooley to file charges against the officers.
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