California Department of Justice Investigating Newark, California Officer-Involved Shooting Under AB 1506

Friday, April 14, 2023
Contact: (916) 210-6000,

**The information provided below is based on preliminary details regarding an ongoing investigation, which may continue to evolve** 

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that the California Department of Justice (DOJ), pursuant to Assembly Bill 1506 (AB 1506), is investigating and will independently review an officer-involved shooting (OIS) that occurred at approximately 4:46 p.m. yesterday in Newark, California. The OIS incident resulted in the death of one individual, and reportedly occurred following an enforcement stop by a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement agency task force that involved the Newark and Fremont Police Departments.

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:

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