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Aug. 18, 2016

DA Finds 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 fatal officer-involved shooting of Jonathan Larry Harden, 23, of Banning, by San Bernardino Police Officers Shane Thwaites, Donald Sawyer, Brent Baker and Sergeants Zink and Thomas Shank on Feb. 13, 2015.

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

Contact: Don Pezza, Deputy District Attorney (909) 382-7717




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