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January 14, 2016

DA Finds Non-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 non-fatal officer-involved shooting of Paul Ortiz, 43, of San Bernardino, by San Bernardino Police Sergeant Mark Aranda on August 12, 2014.

Under the facts, circumstances and the applicable law, Sgt. Aranda was justified in using deadly force to protect himself and others. Click here to download a copy of the written case evaluation is available at.

Contact: Britt P. Imes, Supervising Deputy District Attorney (909) 382-3800




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