Officer Involved Shooting Filing Decisions

Penal Code section 835a(a)(3) recognizes:

                      [T]hat the decision by a peace officer to use force shall be evaluated carefully and thoroughly, in a manner that reflects the gravity of that                            authority and the serious consequences of the use of force by peace officers, in order to ensure that officers use force consistent with law                          and agency policies.

The Tuolumne County District Attorney's Office carefully and thoroughly evaluates instances of officer-involved shootings to ensure that our peace officers use force consistent with the law and their agency's policies. Below you will find decision letters related to officer-involved shooting investigations that have been completed and filing decisions rendered.