Police Use of Force

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office investigates and independently reviews all officer-involved shooting incidents resulting in injury or death, as well as all other uses of force resulting in the death of individuals while in custody or under the control of law enforcement officers.  This review addresses whether the officers involved committed any violation of criminal law.  It does not consider issues of civil liability, police tactics, or department policies and procedures.

Our role is to ensure that the investigation and review of these incidents is conducted in a fair and objective manner that will serve the interests of justice, the community, the involved officers, those persons injured, and the families of those affected. 

At the conclusion of the investigation and review, the District Attorney’s Office will issue a written report detailing factual and legal findings.  This report will be made available to the public. 

Our practice in use of force reviews is to refrain from public comment beyond the publication of the letter to the involved law enforcement agency and any press release regarding the letter.  Everything that we can and should say regarding the event is included in our detailed letter.  

- View the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Protocol for Investigation and Review of Officer-Involved Shootings and Other Uses of Force linked here.

- View Officer-Involved Shooting FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and answers linked here.

Reports are listed below by date of incident.


In-Custody Deaths   

June 6, 2018 (Smith, Brandon)

June 2, 2018 (Bell, Donald)

April 24, 2018 (Heras-Castro, Juan Carlos)

April 4, 2018 (Chen, Defei)

Officer-Involved Shootings 

June 3, 2018 (Jauregui, Ricardo)

April 27, 2018 (Leon, Nolberto)

March 18, 2018 (Clark, Stephon)


In-Custody Deaths

December 22, 2017 (Grijalva, Daniel)

September 6, 2017 (Mencarini, Erik)

July 6, 2017 (Feagins, J.C.)

May 4, 2017 (Ellis, Ryan)

April 24, 2017 (Boston, Silas Duane)

March 8, 2017 (Korrell, Tom Dean)

January 6, 2017 (Carroll, Jonathan)

Officer-Involved Shootings 

December 19, 2017 (Davis, Steven)

November 19, 2017 (Russo, Nickolas)

November 2, 2017 (Jory, Wallace)

September 18, 2017 (Velez, Kristopher) 

September 14, 2017

September 11, 2017 (Sanchez, Fernando)

September 7, 2017 (Arnold, Eric) 

August 30, 2017 (Littlecloud, Thomas)

July 19, 2017 (Cornett, Nolan)

June 13, 2017 (Thomas, Kenard)

May 8, 2017 (McIntyre, Mikel)

February 10, 2017

January 13, 2017 

January 7, 2017

2016  |  2015   |   2014


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