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Press Release
October 10, 2013
For Immediate Release


Simon R. Umscheid 
Supervising Deputy District Attorney 
(909) 387-8309

DA Finds Non-Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in San Bernardino Legally Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the non-fatal officer-involved shooting of Jeffrey Hernandez, 41, of San Bernardino, by San Bernardino Police Officer Jose Vasquez on May 1, 2013.

Under the facts, circumstances and the applicable law, the actions of Officer Jose Vasquez were legally justified, and no criminal liability exists on his part.

Click here to download a copy of the written case evaluation.




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