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Press Release
November 12, 2013
For Immediate Release


Denise Trager-Dvorak
Supervising Deputy District Attorney 
(909) 891-3551 

DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in San Bernardino Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Ephraim Williams, 24, of San Bernardino, by San Bernardino Police Officer Jose Loera on Dec. 25, 2010.

Under the facts, circumstances presented in this case and the applicable law, Officer Loera was legally justified in using deadly force. Click here to download a copy of the written case evaluation.




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