By LYNN VAN DIEGENAssociated PressA woman walks past a poster showing a woman and her dog in an undated photo provided by the Huntington Beach Police Department in Huntington Beach, California, U.S., May 24, 2017.
A California woman says her husband’s mental health counselor was fired after she said she felt uncomfortable talking to him about his suicidal thoughts.
The Huntington Beach police department said Tuesday the police chief ordered a personnel review after the police department received a complaint from the Huntington Police Department about the May 19 shooting death of 26-year-old Shannon Brown.
Brown was shot after her boyfriend, Robert Brown, confronted her about what she was wearing, according to the police report.
Police said Brown was not armed and had been verbally and physically abusive toward her.
The shooting remains under investigation.
The family of the woman who filed the complaint says her son has bipolar disorder and a history of depression.
Police have said that the shooting was a robbery gone bad.
The Huntington Beach coroner said Monday that Brown’s death was not a homicide.
The couple met at a park, and he took her to the park on May 19 after she had been out drinking with her boyfriend and two other women, the police officer said.
When they arrived, Brown was sitting in a car and she told him she wanted to go back home.
He asked her if she had a gun, and she said yes.
He then got out of the car and pointed a handgun at her.
She said he pulled her pants down and threatened to kill her.
Brown told the officer he was going to get a gun.
He said, “I’m not going to do that,” the officer wrote.
Brown and the other women in the car were armed with handguns, a knife and pepper spray, according the police account.
After the shooting, Brown’s mother called the police and the Huntington police, and a Huntington police officer took Brown to a hospital for treatment.
The police chief said the department is investigating Brown’s shooting.
Brown’s family has not responded to requests for comment.
Police did not release the officer’s name, but the Huntington officer is the only one to have received a formal complaint against him.
In February, the California Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit filed by the Brown family against the city of Huntington Beach and Huntington Beach Unified School District after it denied them a request for an injunction to stop the district from firing the police officers who killed Brown.
The city is seeking $3.3 million in damages, including the costs of the Brown shooting and the district’s conduct in disciplining the officers.
In June, the court denied the request for a preliminary injunction, but a trial date has not been set.