No charges sought in 2015 fatal officer-involved shooting

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said Tuesday he will not seek charges against any officers involved in the fatal shooting of man who shot a Boston Police officer in the face in 2015. 

Officer John Moynihan, 34, was shot in the face in Roxbury in March 2015. Police said Moynihan was shot by 41-year-old Angelo West during a traffic stop on Humboldt Avenue. West then allegedly fled the scene and was killed in the crossfire during a shootout with police. Moynihan was nearly killed in the shooting. 

At a news conference Tuesday, Conley said he met with several community leaders and a representative of West’s family to say they will not seek charges against any officer involved in the case for using excessive force. He said he gave West’s family the entire 1000-page report of the investigation, along with the video evidence.

"Two Boston Police officers and one State Trooper discharged their firearms in a lawful exercise of self-defense and defense of others," Conley said. 

In the community where West lived, people had mixed reactions about the news. Some told 7News they were not surprised that police officers will not face any discipline for killing someone. Others felt the decision was justified.

"My reaction was shock, grief," said Rev. Mark Scott of the Azusa Christian Community, one of the community leaders who spoke with Conley. "But it really seemed clear to me then that based on what I saw, that the officers acted in an appropriate manner."

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