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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: February 11, 2014

 

DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Incident in Angelus Oaks Legally Justified


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved incident involving Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, of La Palma, on February 12, 2013.

Under the facts, circumstances and law applicable to this case, the use of deadly force and non-deadly force by law enforcement personnel was in response to an immediate threat of death and serious bodily injury to themselves and to members of the public posed by Christopher Dorner’s actions, and was therefore legally justified under the laws of self-defense, defense of others, and laws of arrest.

To download a copy of the written case evaluation click here.


The identities of the involved law enforcement officers are not included in this memo as a result of security concerns for the officers and their families.

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Christopher Lee
Public Affairs Officer
(909) 382-3665

 

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