Calm prevails after LA police commission ruling

An activist passes out flyers during a protest against Los Angeles Police Department in Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. The Los Angeles Police Commission says an LAPD officer was justified in killing a Guatemalan immigrant last year, a shooting that sparked days of protest in the Latino community. Police said the 37-year-old day laborer had a knife and lunged toward the officer after refusing orders in Spanish and English to drop the weapon.

March 16, 2011 7:43:29 AM PDT
Last year, days of angry protests followed the fatal police shooting of a Guatemalan immigrant. When a civilian oversight panel announced that the officer was justified in using lethal force in the case, calm prevailed amid the small crowds that protested the finding.