I can't see murdering charges sticking as he didn't beat the man or sadistically torture him. He could get convicted of a third degree murder charge if it exists in the state criminal code or a likely conviction on a harsh manslaughter charge. This is why being a policeman in modern America is among the worst jobs in America, benefits and pay aside if things go bad nobody has your back. PS, I haven't even heard police union officials saying anything in the media, granted they could be talking but nobody but the local press is listening. PS 2, the snowflake mayor had the police tactically retreat from their own police station in the area, they probably have a beta male as a police chief. As much as LAPD's chief Gates could come off as a horse's ass in a press conference, but he did have his officers backs in 92'.