Alan Paul Bartley, a 56-year-old white man, was shot and killed by police officers Jan. 11 in the 1700 block of San Fernando Road in San Fernando, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Bartley was driving a car on Hubbard Avenue around noon when San Fernando police pulled behind him in their patrol car, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Victor Lewandowski.
When the traffic stopped at a stop light, Lewandowski said, Bartley put his car into reverse and crashed into the patrol car. He then drove away, heading south on Hubbard, with the officers in pursuit.
During the short chase, Bartley allegedly drove through a red light at Hubbard Avenue and San Fernando Road, hit another car, then a metal pole, where his car stopped.
The officers told investigators that they ordered Bartley out of the car, Lewandowski said. Instead, they said, Bartley ...