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October 25, 2018

DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Barstow Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of 38-year-old Leonard Sanchez involving Barstow Police Officers William Spiller and Andrew Buesa on Feb. 25, 2018.


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

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