District Attorney Releases Findings of Deadly 2016 Officer Involved Shooting

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SAN JOAQUIN- District Attorney Verber Salazar has released a 16 page report detailing the findings of a “multi agency task force” investigation into the 2016 deadly shooting of Rodney Watts by Stockton police officers. During the years 2013-2016 Stockton had the 5th highest rate per capita of deadly officer involved shootings. Watts was one of them. The report concludes:

“In applying the prevailing legal standards, and based upon the totality of the circumstances, and in light of all the evidence obtained from the multi-task force investigation, it is the opinion of the District Attorney that the lethal use of force by Officer Miguel Morales on April 13, 2016, was justified, and no criminal charges are warranted.”

Full report here:

https://www.sjgov.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=30250

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