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Two People Dead in 10 Weeks, Same Police Officer

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One innocent person dead at the hands of an officer is bad enough. Now there could be two. 5-year veteran of the Inglewood Police Department Brian Ragan is on leave for the second time in 10 weeks after he shot and killed a man who allegedly was pointing a gun at him. Ragan was responding to a family disturbance call, knocked on the door and, according to police, Kevin Wicks, a postal worker was holding a gun and pointed it at officers after he answered the door. By all accounts, neighbors say Wicks was a "quiet tenant" and that officers did not clearly identify themselves. Residents are now calling for a federal probe.