**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, pursuant to Assembly Bill 1506 (AB 1506), is investigating and will independently review an officer-involved shooting (OIS) that occurred in Salinas in Monterey County on Wednesday. The OIS incident resulted in the death of one individual and reportedly occurred as officers with the Salinas Police Department responded to a call for assistance at around 10:30 p.m. Given uncertainty regarding the OIS, the California Department of Justice is treating the incident as an AB 1506 qualifying event.
Following notification by local authorities, the California Department of Justice’s California Police Shooting Investigation Team for Northern California deployed to the scene of the incident. Alongside other law enforcement partners, the California Department of Justice is investigating. Once the investigation has been completed, it will be turned over to the California Department of Justice’s Special Prosecutions Section within the Criminal Law Division for independent review. More information on the California Department of Justice’s roles and responsibilities under AB 1506 is available here: https://oag.ca.gov/ois-incidents.