California Department of Justice Investigating California Highway Patrol Officer-Involved Shooting

California Department of Justice featurePress release from California Department of Justice:

 California Attorney General Rob Bonta…announced that the California Department of Justice, pursuant to Assembly Bill 1506 (AB 1506), is investigating and will independently review an officer-involved shooting (OIS) that occurred on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation within Humboldt County, CA, at approximately 7:30 AM on Sunday, September 17, 2023. The OIS incident involving the California Highway Patrol resulted in the death of one individual.

Following notification by local authorities, DOJ’s California Police Shooting Investigation Team initiated an investigation in accordance with AB 1506 mandates. Upon completion of the investigation, it will be turned over to DOJ’s Special Prosecutions Section within the Criminal Law Division for independent review.

More information on the California Department of Justice’s role and responsibilities under AB 1506 is available here: https://oag.ca.gov/ois-incidents.

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Truth Be Told
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Truth Be Told
9 months ago

I hope no one expects the AB 1506 investigation by AG Bonta to be available anytime soon.

The law took effect July 1, 2021 and in two years Bonta’s office only completed 3 out of 45 investigations of fatal officer involved shootings of unarmed citizens. All 3 were found to be justified.

Activists opposed AB 1506 because it’s predictably ineffective. Police officer organizations opposed it because it’s redundant.

If the state legislature is serious about transparency and holding law enforcement accountable why haven’t they mandated body cams for all CHP officers?

Choni
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9 months ago
Reply to  Truth Be Told

You can go to BodyCam.com and type in the City, County, State, date, and time and watch any body camera footage you want. It’s public knowledge. I love watching it. Some Police Departments, their Chief’s at any time can get on the camera’s and see what their Officers are doing. I love this idea. The Chief is held accountable and the Officers know they are being held to a higher standard. With Social Media the way it is, this is back up evidence for them too. It goes both ways.

1. You learn what not to do.
2. You realize playing stupid games only wins you stupid prizes.
3. Law Enforcement Officers are human also.
4. You also learn about new laws in your own area that you didn’t realize were made into law.

I find it educational. You also get to see what people do that make the laws necessary to pass into law. There are many ignorant people out there. It can actually be scary to have your eyes opened.

Truth Be Told
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Truth Be Told
9 months ago
Reply to  Choni

I strongly agree that all LE should have body cams. They are really for protection of the officer as much as anything else.

It’s amazing to me that officers will still do stupid and brutal things when they know they’re being recorded. These people do not belong in law enforcement and some of them should be in jail.

tru matters
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tru matters
9 months ago

YouTube and TikTok both have a lot of videos showing LE overreach. You would be surprised at he number who don’t know the law or just disregard citizen rights.
A lot of these LEO’s have body cams and still act as they wish. It’s a power trip with them.
Do away with qualified immunity. Establish citizen review boards. Demand better training.

I am in favor of body cams for all LE. And peoples right to film LE. Cell phones have become a tool for citizens rights and police accountability. People should learn what their rights are. Cops are allowed to lie to you, and will do so to get their way.

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Alf
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Alf
9 months ago

It’s kind of disgusting that in the press release on LOCO from the HCSO they gave condolences to the family of the decedent, yet did not give condolences to the family of the CHP officer who was sent to the hospital by this POS. They found a firearm, evidence of drugs and an open alcohol container in the vehicle. Yet, let’s give condolences to garbage and none to an officer injured severely by the garbage. It’s the Humboldt way.

I give serious condolences to the officer and his family. None to the criminal.

Y?YouAlreadyKnow!!
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Y?YouAlreadyKnow!!
9 months ago
Reply to  Alf

Well maybe because a poor unarmed Indian was chased and killed while on a reservation where CHP shouldn’t even be aloud to police.

Y?YouAlreadyKnow!!
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Y?YouAlreadyKnow!!
9 months ago
Reply to  Alf

He was chased and killed for driving a shity car basically

Guest
Guest
Guest
9 months ago

Not exactly. He was chased because he ran. He was killed because he hit a police officer.

Truth Be Told
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Truth Be Told
9 months ago
Reply to  Guest

Use of deadly force is not justified for merely hitting a cop. But according to the earlier HCSO press release the decedent fought with the officer to the extent the officer received a serious head injury.

For the use of deadly force to be legal the officer would have to reasonably believe it was necessary to protect themselves or others from death or great bodily injury.

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The Real Guest
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The Real Guest
9 months ago
Reply to  Alf

Well, aren’t you just a sparkling ray of sunshine…?

Condolences are for the family and friends of the the dead, Sir, not the living.

It’s very odd that you would prefer condolences to the family of the CHP.

“With friends like you, who needs enemies”

-Unknown-

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/condolence

Condolence: noun

“Sympathy and sadness for the family or close friends of a person who has recently died, or an expression of this, especially in written form”

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Maybe you should reconsider?

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Alf
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Alf
9 months ago
Reply to  The Real Guest

Not at all. I never feel sorry for a scumbag. Felony evasion, attacking an officer, refusing to stop when shot with a taser, much less the illegal stuff in the car. No, I only feel sorry for the officer. One less violent criminal on the street is a positive.

The Real Guest
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The Real Guest
9 months ago
Reply to  Alf

What you don’t seem to be able to understand is, no condolences to the family of the officer, means that the officer is, in fact, still alive.

Why would that bother you at all, let alone “disgust” you?

Alf
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Alf
9 months ago
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There should be at least some kind of mention of wishing a speedy recovery. Where, by the way, was the deputy in all this. The article said there was a CHP and a Sheriff deputy that spotted the problem in the first place. I believe it also said the deputy arrived at the scene. Was it refusal to provide back up? This is common with HCSO. They want other agencies to do their job for them regularly under POS Honsal.

Catbus1974
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Catbus1974
9 months ago
Reply to  Alf

Awwww! Sympathy for the devil is my goto song in these situations too!

Bozo
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Bozo
9 months ago

I am waiting to see if he had a felony arrest warrant.