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Press Release
December 5, 2013
For Immediate Release


William Lee 
Supervising Deputy DA
(909) 945-4263 

DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Yucaipa Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Brian David Forrett, 51, of Riverside, by San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy Shadia Adham on March 1, 2013.

Under the facts, circumstances and the applicable law, Deputy Adham’s use of lethal force was justifiable in self-defense and no criminal liability attaches to her conduct. Click here to download a copy of the written case evaluation.




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