So 2 shootings, very similar cases, both in California. In each case, a police officer shot an unarmed suspect. In each case, the officer claimed that they intended to deploy a Taser device and instead the suspects were shot, from a pistol. Both died. Case 1: 27 Oct 2002, Madera, California 24 year old Everardo Torres is arrested during a party that gets out of hand. He is handcuffed and placed in a police car, where he allegedly begins kicking the windows. Officer Marcie Noriega opens the rear door of the patrol car, draws her .40 caliber Glock service pistol, and shoots Torres one time in the chest. Torres dies from the wound. Case 2: 1 January 2009, Oakland, California 23 year old Oscar Grant is being arrested for fighting on a subway train. Grant is not handcuffed, and is allegedly resisting being handcuffed. Officer Johannes Mehserle steps away from Grant and shoots him in the back with his .40 caliber Sig service pistol. Grant dies the next day in the hospital. Both officers maintain that they accidentally shot the victims with their handguns after mistakenly drawing them instead of a Taser device. The similarities end there. In case 1, the officer is not charged following a review by the prosecutor. In case 2, the officer is charged with murder, and following a trial is convicted of involuntary manslaughter. just curious, why such a huge disparity in outcomes as to the officers involved...?Feel free to goggle the particulars.