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May 23, 2016

DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Needles Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.– The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Jackie Brand, 50, of Highland, by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Vessells on July 15, 2015.

Under the facts, circumstances and the applicable law, the actions of Deputy Vessells were legally justified. Click here to download a copy of the written case evaluation.

Contact: Michael P. Dowd, Supervising Deputy District Attorney (760) 243-8600




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