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July 12, 2018

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 36-year-old William Hasan Baker of Ontario involving Ontario Police Officers Darryl Brown, Nick Diaz, Daniel Talbot and Corporal Justin Marszalek on April 9, 2017.


Based on the facts presented in the reports and the applicable law, the use of deadly force utilized by all four officers was a proper exercise of their right of self-defense and the defense of others and therefore their actions were legally justified. Click here to download a copy of the written evaluation.

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