Case Archive

Cases Previously Reviewed by the California Department of Justice

Pursuant to California Assembly Bill 1506 (AB 1506), the California Department of Justice is required to investigate all incidents of an officer-involved shooting resulting in the death of an unarmed civilian in the state. Historically, these critical incidents in California had been primarily handled by local law enforcement agencies and the state's 58 district attorneys. Cases where the California Department of Justice has completed its review under AB 1506 are listed below.

DOJ Case Number Case Details Status
BI-LA2022-00020 Date: 06/21/2022
Decedent: Earl Shane Holland
Agency: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Location: Adelanto, California
Involved Officer: Justin Lopez
Report Issued
BI-LA2022-00016 Date: 05/04/2022
Decedent: John Joseph Alaniz
Agency: California Highway Patrol
Location: Paramount, California
Involved Officer: Ramon Silva
Report Issued
BI-RI2022-00011 Date: 04/07/2022
Decedent: Travis Shane Tarrants
Agency: Fontana Police Department
Location: Fontana, California
Involved Officer: Brandon Gossert, Johnsull Doakes, Joshua Nassar, Jociento DeLeon, and Leonard Sein
Report Issued
BI-RI2022-00003 Date: 01/18/2022
Decedent: Joseph Thomas Tracy
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Hemet Police Department, and Riverside Police Department
Location: Hemet, California
Involved Officer: Chris Porrazzo, Josh Smith, Art Paez, and Richard Kerr
Report Issued
BI-SF2022-00001 Date: 01/20/2022
Decedent: Nelson Szeto
Agency: San Francisco Police Department
Location: San Francisco, California
Involved Officer: Steven Uang, Oliver Lim, David Wakayama, and Erik Whitney
Report Issued
BI-LA2021-00036 Date: 12/23/2021
Decedent: Valentina Orellana Peralta and Daniel Abisai Elena Lopez
Agency: Los Angeles Police Department
Location: Los Angeles, California
Involved Officer: William Jones
Report Issued
BI-SF2021-00013 Date: 12/10/2021
Decedent: Guadalupe Zavala
Agency: Antioch Police Department
Location: Antioch, California
Involved Officer: Scott Duggar, Theodore Chang, Ryan McDonald, and Eric Rombough
Report Issued
BI-RI2021-00023 Date: 07/26/2021
Decedent: Samuel Soto
Agency: Los Angeles Police Department
Location: Los Angeles, California
Involved Officer: Eduardo Martinez and David Foci
Report Issued
BI-RI2021-00030 Date: 09/28/2021
Decedent: Brandon Anthony Lopez
Agency: Anaheim Police Department
Location: Santa Ana, California
Involved Officer: Kenneth Weber, Brett Heitman, Catalin Panov, and Paul Delgado
Report Issued
BI-LA2021-00027 Date: 09/28/2021
Decedent: Leonel Chavez
Agency: California Highway Patrol
Location: Los Angeles, California
Involved Officer: Daniel Castaneda
Report Issued
BI-LA2021-00021 Date: 08/21/2021
Decedent: Juan Luis Olvera-Preciado
Agency: Guadalupe Police Department
Location: Guadalupe, California
Involved Officer: Miguel Jaimes
Report Issued
BI-LA2021-00019 Date: 08/09/2021
Decedent: Luis Manuel Garcia-Arias
Agency: Tustin Police Department
Location: Tustin, California
Involved Officer: Estela Silva
Report Issued
BI-RI2021-00024 Date: 08/07/2021
Decedent: Che Noe Zuniga
Agency: Bakersfield Police Department
Location: Bakersfield, California
Involved Officer: Carson Puryear, Scott Mann, Joshua Pena, Chad Dickson, and Desmond Ramseur
Report Issued
BI-LA2021-00017 Date: 07/15/2021
Decedent: Matthew James Sova
Agency: Los Angeles Police Department
Location: Los Angeles, California
Involved Officer: Christopher Tabela and Isaiah Galvez
Report Issued