Hestrin insisted the grand jury made the decision after a full consideration of the case. “I could file charges despite what the grand jury did, but I’m not going to do that… this grand jury was attentive, they worked hard, they asked appropriate questions to our prosecutors,” he said on Wednesday.


Previously, David Winslow, another attorney for Sanchez, had claimed that the police officer was pushed, fell, was knocked unconscious and dropped his child, came to, and then opened fire.

Galipo, the attorney for French’s family, disputed that chain of events.

“The officer, I think, just totally lost it, totally overreacted,” he said. “Maybe he was upset that someone pushed him. He was never unconscious as claimed.”


Hestrin said Sanchez shot his handgun less than four seconds after Kenneth French touched him.