Deputy-Involved Shootings

Every deputy-involved shooting is traumatic for all involved. Each incident is unique and complex. As such, these incidents go through several internal and external layers of investigation and analysis.

The Sheriff’s Department conducts very thorough and clearly-defined investigations into shootings and uses of force. The Internal Affairs Bureau Force/Shooting Response Team conducts an administrative review of all deputy-involved shootings, when no one is struck by gunfire. Homicide Bureau is responsible for the criminal investigation of all deputy-involved shootings when a person is struck by gunfire.

Each deputy-involved shooting is reviewed by independent investigative agencies. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Justice System Integrity Division (JSID) members respond to the scene to conduct an independent and thorough review of the evidence. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) also sends a representative to provide independent oversight for best practices.

Upon completion of the initial criminal investigation, Homicide Bureau presents the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Justice System Integrity Division (JSID). JSID evaluates the force used by the involved Sheriff’s personnel to determine whether or not the shooting was legally justified or in violation of the law. In case of a fatality, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner – Coroner conducts a parallel investigation which may include an autopsy and pathology reports.

In every incident, multiple witness interviews, the examination of available video footage, and expert analysis of significant amounts of forensic evidence are required. Our understanding of these cases may evolve as additional evidence is discovered, collected, analyzed, and reviewed.

Our goal is that the attached documents may provide a better understanding of these complex incidents, based on the information currently available. In each document, redactions may have been made to protect the identity of involved parties and all juvenile subjects.

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Shootings which result in injury or fatality

Current year: 2020

Date of IncidentUnitLocationPerson InvolvedFile NumberIncident SummaryCoroner ReportJ.S.I.D ReportVideo
03/01/20Santa Clarita Valley Station23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, ValenciaCeja, Raymundo20-03105-06YesYes
03/05/20Palmdale StationSouthbound Interstate 5 Transition to 210 Freeway EastJanto, Jesse20-03610-26YesNon FatalYes
04/03/20Court Services Bureau North - Van Nuys14400 Erwin Street Mall, Van NuysAlbala, David20-00155-44YesNon FatalYes
04/19/20Lancaster Station1101 West Avenue I, LancasterLugo, Richard20-07309-11Yes
05/26/20Operation Safe Streets Bureau 1149 West 109th Place, Los Angeles Avitia,Robert20-04324-03
05/29/20Lancaster Station1752 West Avenue K, LancasterColvin, Robert20-09658-11
05/30/20Century Station3101 East Imperial Highway, LynwoodMartinez, Jose20-07905-21Non Fatal
06/07/20Industry Station17300 Railroad Street, City of IndustryHurst, Jarrid20-05733-14
06/11/20Lancaster Station606 West Avenue H-12, Lancaster Thomas, Michael20-10361-11
06/12/20Palmdale Station38360 20th Street East, PalmdaleLugo, Tony 20-07976-26
06/17/20Major Crimes Bureau3500 15th Street West, RosamondBoone, Terron 20-10705-11
06/18/20Compton Station420 West Redondo Beach Boulevard, GardenaGuardado, Andres20-07557-28
06/28/20Transit Services Bureau15938 Atkinson Avenue, GardenaHudon, Erik20-00775-68Non Fatal