Current Cases

Current Cases Under Review 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. The California Department of Justice will investigate and review for potential criminal liability all such incidents.

All cases currently being handled by the California Department of Justice under AB 1506 will be listed here as soon as possible. During the immediate aftermath of a critical incident, the initial point of contact will typically be the local responding agency.


DOJ Case Number Case Details Status
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
Under Investigation
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
Under Investigation
BI-LA2021-00027 Date: 09/28/2021
Decedent: Leonel Chavez
Agency: California Highway Patrol
Location: Los Angeles, California
Involved Officer: Daniel Castaneda
Under Investigation
BI-LA2021-00021 Date: 08/21/2021
Decedent: Juan Luis Olvera-Preciado
Agency: Guadalupe Police Department
Location: Guadalupe, California
Involved Officer: Miguel Jaimes
Under Investigation
BI-LA2021-00019 Date: 08/09/2021
Decedent: Luis Manuel Garcia-Arias
Agency: Tustin Police Department
Location: Tustin, California
Involved Officer: Estela Silva
Under Investigation
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
Under Investigation
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
Under Investigation