L.A. County Deputies Gonzalo Galvez and Michael Carpenter killed Woodrow Player Jr. in July 2009 during a pursuit in Athens. The state Supreme Court refused to hear a petition filed by the deputies' union, which argued that releasing the names would jeopardize the officers' safety.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday released the names of two deputies involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect in 2009, after a year and a half of litigation over whether their identities are public information.
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