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D.A. Stephan: Officers will not be held liable in 8 officer-involved shootings, 4 in-custody deaths

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 20:26:54-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — No charges will be filed in connection to eight officer-involved shootings and four in-custody deaths in San Diego County, District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Friday.

Stephan announced the decisions after her office's review of the lethal force incidents involving Kristopher Birtcher, Guillermo Corrales, Javier Gomez, James Lacy, Oscar Leal, Alexander Ochoa, Osbaldo Ramirez, Paul Rivera, Jason Santana, Paul Silva, Jason Trujillo and Robert Westbrook.

The cases involve authorities under San Diego County Sheriff's, San Diego Police, and Oceanside Police departments.

The D.A. ruled that officers acted reasonably under the circumstances and officers faced no criminal liability for their actions.

Watch Stephan's press conference live on Facebook (Warning: Graphic footage):