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: 2021

Date of IncidentUnitLocationPerson InvolvedFile NumberIncident SummaryCoroner ReportJ.S.I.D ReportVideoFull Press Conference
01/10/21Altadena Station2421 Lincoln Avenue, AltadenaMirzayan, Allen21-00071-07YesYes
02/12/21Norwalk Station11503 Mapledale Street, NorwalkEsquivel, Abraham21-01842-04YesNon-Fatal
03/14/21East Los Angeles Station166 North Rowan Avenue, Los AngelesOrdaz, David Jr.21-03539-02YesYesYes
03/31/21East Los Angeles Station5100 block of Live Oak Street, CudahyCervantes, Isaias21-04312-02YesNon-FatalYes
4/9/21Norwalk Station15800 block of Creswick Drive, WhittierRogers, Kyle21-04146-04YesNon-fatal
4/23/21Century Station1200 block of East 67th Street, Los AngelesDe Los Santos, Miguel21-05414-21YesNon-fatal
4/29/21Lancaster Station39400 block of 167th Street East, Lake Los AngelesAceves, Alfredo21-06915-11YesYes
06/23/21Norwalk StationPiuma Avenue and Alondra Boulevard, NorwalkHolder, Frederick21-06937-04YesYesYes
08/11/21Santa Clarita Station Southbound Interstate 5, one mile north of Templin Highway, GormanSanchez, Adrian21-10950-06YesYes
08/26/21Operation Safe Streets Bureau3000 block of Pico Boulevard, Los AngelesHernandez, Kevin21-11523-02YesNon-fatal

Chief Laura E. Lecrivain has been a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Department) since 1995.  She oversees Countywide Services Division which includes the Community Partnerships, Community Colleges, Parks, and County Services Bureau.  Prior to her promotion to chief, she worked as a commander for Countywide Services Division and Custody Division. 

As a captain, Chief Lecrivain commanded the Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF) where she was responsible for over 800 personnel and the care of 3,000 mentally ill inmates arrested in Los Angeles County (County).  The TTCF is the largest mental health facility in the United States and houses the County’s most severe mental health inmates.  

During her time on the Department, Chief Lecrivain had the privilege of working an array of assignments.  As a deputy, she worked Century Station patrol, detective bureau, and Operation Safe Streets (OSS).  Later, as a sergeant, Chief Lecrivain worked at the Men’s Central Jail, Compton Station, OSS, and Administrative Services Division.  Upon her promotion to lieutenant, Chief Lecrivain worked as a watch commander at Palmdale Station, and later at Compton Station.   

Chief Lecrivain is lifetime resident of Los Angeles County.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management, and a Masters’ Degree in Leadership from the University of Southern California.  In her spare time, Chief Lecrivain enjoys spending time with her family and Dodger baseball.  She also loves reading and enjoys running.