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Dec. 1, 2015

DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Ontario Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.– The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Jose Raul Herrera, 59, of Ontario, by Ontario Police Officer Nick Diaz on May 10, 2014.

Under the facts presented in the reports and the applicable law, Officer Diaz’s use of deadly force was a proper exercise of his right to defense of another and therefore his actions were legally justified. Click here to download a copy of the written case evaluation.

Contact: Lynette Grulke, Deputy District Attorney (909) 945-4035

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