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-LA2023-00005 Date: 01/22/2023
Decedent: Charles Robert Towns
Agency: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Location: Altadena, California
Involved Officer: Clarissa Prentice and Eliezer Morales
Under Investigation
BI-LA2023-00004 Date: 01/11/2023
Decedent: Christopher Lee Mercuio
Agency: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Location: Santa Clarita, California
Involved Officer: Lorena Gonzalez
Under Investigation
BI-RI2023-00001 Date: 01/11/2023
Decedent: Samuel Arredondo
Agency: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Location: Joshua Tree, California
Involved Officer: Aimee Coakley and Tyler Gilbert
Under Investigation
BI-RI2022-00091 Date: 12/20/2022
Agency: Bakersfield Police Department
Location: Bakersfield, California
Involved Officer: Andrew Ferguson, James King, Chad Rogers, Cortez Summit, Anthony Flores, Nicholas Ashby, Dominic Ramirez, and Scott Lazenby
Under Investigation
BI-LA2022-00049 Date: 12/18/2022
Decedent: Guillermo Medina
Agency: Culver City Police Department
Location: Culver City, California
Involved Officer: Adam Rios
Under Investigation
BI-SF2022-00016 Date: 12/17/2022
Decedent: Victor Marquez Melendez
Agency: Woodlake Police Department
Location: Exeter, California
Involved Officer: Chris Kaious and Juan Gonzales
Under Investigation
BI-LA2022-00046 Date: 12/08/2022
Decedent: John Ray Romero
Agency: San Diego Police Department
Location: San Diego, California
Involved Officer: Gregory Bergman, Jonathan Estrada, and Michael Thornton
Under Investigation
BI-LA2022-00038 Date: 09/27/2022
Decedent: Savannah Graziano and Anthony John Graziano
Agency: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Location: Hesperia, California
Under Investigation
BI-LA2022-00035 Date: 09/17/2022
Decedent: Luis Herrera
Agency: Los Angeles Police Department
Location: Los Angeles, California
Involved Officer: Luis Navarette
Under Investigation
BI-LA2022-00027 Date: 07/27/2022
Decedent: Marcos Maldonado
Agency: Los Angeles Police Department
Location: Los Angeles, California
Involved Officer: David Gillardo and Alonso Vasques
Under Investigation
BI-RI2022-00022 Date: 07/22/2022
Decedent: Jay Jackson
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff's Department
Location: Moreno Valley, California
Involved Officer: Robert Carrasco
Under Investigation
BI-LA2022-00025 Date: 07/15/2022
Decedent: Trent William Millsap
Agency: Westminster Police Department
Location: Anaheim, California
Involved Officer: Miguel Gradilla and Alejandro Lopez
Under Investigation
BI-SF2022-00007 Date: 07/13/2022
Decedent: Curtis Dale Barnett
Agency: Salinas Police Department
Location: Salinas, California
Involved Officer: Gabriel Garcia, Alejandro Jimenez, Eduardo Bejarano, and Jordy Urrutia
Under Investigation
BI-LA2022-00022 Date: 06/21/2022
Decedent: Darnell Trevon Travis
Agency: Fontana Police Department
Location: Fontana, California
Involved Officer: Alex Millian
Under Investigation
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
Under Investigation
BI-SF2022-00004 Date: 05/19/2022
Decedent: Rafael Mendoza and Michael MacFhionghain
Agency: San Francisco Police Department
Location: San Francisco, California
Involved Officer: Aidan O’Driscoll, Daniel Rosaia, Trent Collins, and Joshua Dequis
Under Investigation
BI-SF2022-00003 Date: 05/19/2022
Decedent: Austin Flores
Agency: Fresno Police Department
Location: Fresno, California
Involved Officer: Christopher Cooper
Under Investigation
BI-LA2022-00016 Date: 05/04/2022
Decedent: John Joseph Alaniz
Agency: California Highway Patrol
Location: Paramount, California
Involved Officer: Ramon Silva
Under Investigation
BI-LA2022-00013 Date: 04/09/2022
Decedent: Daniel Luis Valdivia
Agency: Covina Police Department
Location: Covina, California
Involved Officer: Vanessa Cardoza, David Meadows, and Billy Sun
Under Investigation
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
Under Investigation
BI-LA2022-00009 Date: 02/17/2022
Decedent: Pedro Morales Lopez
Agency: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Location: Norwalk, California
Involved Officer: Giovanni Lampignano
Under Investigation
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
Under Investigation
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
Under Investigation
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
Under Investigation
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
Under Investigation
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
Report Issued
PDF icon 2023_01_OlveraPreciado_AB1506_Report.pdf
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
Report Issued
PDF icon 2022_11_SovaMatthew_AB1506_Report.pdf