The Chief of Police in Lodi says he's defending the two officers who shot and killed a mentally ill man who was also a military veteran.  

The chief met with leaders of the Sikh community last week and told them no one is considering how the officers feel after the January shooting of Parminder Singh Shergill, a Sikh.

The Sacramento Bee is reporting Chief Mark Helms asked for the meeting with the Sikh leaders.  

He reportedly also told them about the lengthy investigative process involved in the shooting.